Dominic Thiem has emerged as one of the most consistent players on tour in the past few years. The Austrian had an incredible 2020 season, where he claimed his maiden Grandslam title at the US Open. The world number four also reached the finals of the Australian Open, and the Nitto ATP Finals.
Thiem has consistently beaten the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the past years. The so called ‘Big Three’ have dominated the tennis world in the past decade, and have maintained their dominance at Grandslam events. As a result, the pressure continues to grow on the NextGen players as they aim to end the dominance of the three greats of the game. The likes of Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev, have done well, but not enough to stop the Big Three.
Dominic Thiem gives his opinion on the Big Three
Dominic Thiem believes that people often underestimate the sheer brilliance of the Big Three players, and how difficult it is to beat them at big events. “A lot of people underestimate the era we are playing in with by far the three best players ever. It’s incredibly tough to win Grand Slam tournaments, having to beat even two of them most of the times,” said Thiem.
Dominic Thiem will now compete at the Italian Open 2021, where he will face Marton Fucsovics in the second round. The Austrian received a bye in the first round by virtue of being the fourth seed. Thiem last played at the Madrid Masters 2021, where he was defeated in the semifinals by eventual champion, Alexander Zverev. The Austrian returned from a foot injury, which kept him out of the game for almost two months.