‘They are three of the best athletes ever,’ Dominic Thiem on the Big 3

Austrian Dominic Thiem recently spoke about the greatness of the trio of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.

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Dominic Thiem is all geared up to make his much anticipated comeback. Having last played the Dubai Tennis Championships where is lost his opening match, Thiem will play the Madrid Masters this week.

The world no.4, untill last year was projected as the ‘Prince of Clay’. He has reached 2 out of the last 3 finals at Roland Garros and is considered one of the biggest threat to Nadal on Clay. Out of the 6 times he has defeated Nadal, 4 times he has done it on Clay, speaking volumes about his abilities on the surface.

The Austrian recently claimed that he considers Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to be amongst the greatest athletes of all time, given their dominance at the grand slams.

‘Winning a Grand Slam title is a very tough’: Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem

Thiem has been struggling mentally and physically ever since he won his first slam at the 2020 US Open. In an interview recently, he spoke about the greatness of the Big 3.

He said: “Even winning just one Grand Slam title is a very tough thing that not many players achieve. So they are three of the best athletes ever. I knew that already a long time ago.”

He is also considered to have one of the best one-handed backhand on tour currently. “It is very good that people like Stefanos, Shapovalov, Musetti appear,” he said. “The one-handed backhand must remain present.”

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