Dominic Thiem sees it impossible to be “the heir to the throne of the best tennis players of all time” but warns that, when he is back with his “best version”, he will be able to beat all three. In fact, he wants to get back on the court as soon as possible. With the permission of his right wrist he will try to defend in New York the US Open title he won a year ago, but he does not have too many expectations due to the lack of filming.
“In a normal year, in which I would not have been injured and I would have competed well, yes. I would have felt pressure, although obviously I would have done everything possible to defend the title. Unfortunately, now everything is different. I’ve lost a lot of training sessions and a lot of games, so if I can play the US Open – something I really hope to do – there is almost no pressure. ” said to EFE.
The 27-year-old Austrian and current number 6 in the ATP rankings, said that he does not feel like the successor of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic: “This year has been difficult but I hope that soon, around the start of 2022, he will be back. my best version. When I am back with my best version I will be able to beat all of them and win whatever tournament I play. “
“I am not alone, there are many young talents who can do the same and I think it is impossible to be the heir to the throne of the best tennis players of all time. They all have 20 Grand Slam and, to be honest, I do not think that any of the players of the new generation will achieve it, but we will try to achieve the maximum possible “, completed who.