Dominic Thiem, one of the most consistent players on tour in the past few years alongside the Big 3 breezed past through Alex De Minaur in straight sets to set up a semi-final clash with another Nextgen player and last year’s US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev.
There’s no Roger, Rafa, Novak but there is Daniil, Sascha and Pablo now: Thiem
Dominic Thiem believes every single of the 4 semi-finalists deserve to win their first Grandslam title and said that all of them were amazing players.
Dominic Thiem has lost 3 Grand Slam finals in the last two years will be hoping to break his Grandslam duck and claim the US Open title this year. He lost to Rafael Nadal in two consecutive finals at French Open in 2018 and 2019, alongside a heartbreaking loss to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in 2020 in five sets. With none of the Big 3 in the semifinals, Dominic Thiem is certainly a favourite to claim his maiden Grandslam title.
I would say that he comes very close to the big three players, Thiem gives his view on his semifinal opponent Daniil Medvedev
Dominic Thiem breezed past Alex De Minaur in straight sets and later spoke about his next match against the 3rd seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev. He acknowledged that Medvedev was one of the top players on the tour and he expects it to be a very tough match when they faceoff on Friday.
“That’s going to be really, really difficult. But I’m looking forward to that one. I think it’s going to be a big stage, even if it’s without fans. It’s going to be a great semi-final,” – Dominic Thiem mentioned in his post-match conference.
Danii Medvedev too acknowledged his opponent stating that he is very aggressive but backs his chances against Thiem on hard courts. He said in his post-match conference.
”Thiem, very aggressive, tries to take everything with his forehand, goes for it, doesn’t ask questions,” Medvedev said.
“Dominic is a tough opponent to play, especially of course on clay. On hard I think it’s a little bit easier, but in a way. When I say “easier,” he just made final of Australian Open. For me it will be easier for me to play him on hard courts than clay courts.” He added.
The excitement around Thiem vs Medvedev is very high as fans all around the globe will surely not look to miss this sure shot thriller on Friday.