Dominic Thiem, world number six, predicted that, although Serbian Novak Djokovic starts as the main favorite to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, “It will not have an easy road.”
“He has a great chance to win the Golden Slam (win the Big Four and Olympic gold) and he probably won’t have another as good of it,” explained, in an interview with the EFE Agency, the winner of seventeen ATP titles.
In his opinion, although the number one in the world has many chances to win the final victory, “there are differences with respect to the grand slams, being the best three sets.”
“For me there are some players who can win the best of three sets,” added Thiem, who insisted that whoever wants to hang the gold medal “He will have to fight it every day and he will not have an easy road.”
The Serbian, the main attraction of the tournament after the absences of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, debuted in Tokyo with a comfortable victory against Bolivian Hugo Dellien and in the second round he got rid of German Jan-Lennard Struff. In the round of 16 he will face the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich.