Dominic Thiem (6th) is the latest US Open champion. The Austrian had defeated Alexander Zverev (4th) in the 2020 final, after having started two sets down. On this occasion, the number six in the world, in an interview with Eurosport, referred to the definition that will be in this edition.
“Either we see a player win his first Grand Slam or we witness the most absolute history. We can witness something that we will never see again. It’s the opportunity of the century and we should be grateful for itThiem declared.
On the other hand, the 28-year-old tennis player referred to the situation of Novak Djokovic: “It may be under enormous pressure, something we cannot imagine. For me, winning a Grand Slam required a great effort and enormous pressure, but the Calendar Slam is something unique, I was not even born the last time it happened in men’s tennis“.
“Djokovic is the favorite to win the tournament, he has that goal in mind and will do his best to achieve it. I would like to be in his shoes and live all that, but I would like more to be in mine to stop him“, closed the subject.
The Austrian continues to recover from the injury to his right wrist that caused him to abuse: he tore a tendon and will only return to the circuit in 2022: “I hope to come back in the first tournament in 2022, that’s the goal. The wrist has healed correctly, I had no complications so I will be able to start working with the racket at the end of October, that would be ideal.“.