Interview with Dominic Thiem from Tennis-mag (August 2017)
At the heart of the young go-getters’ rise in the ATP circuit is Dominic Thiem. At 23 years of age, he is already getting dangerously close to the world’s top players. A rock-solid mindset, strength to spare, and a stunning backhand… these are some of the aspects of the Austrian’s game that have allowed him to reach the Top Ten.
And this is just the beginning! Already some dare compare him to Rafael Nadal due to his declared preference for clay and his ultra-careful strokes. It’s hard to believe he won’t one day lift the Musketeers’ Trophy in Paris.
It’s true that he came close a few months ago, when he reached the semi finals at the Porte d’Auteil. However, an unambiguous defeat facing the Spaniard made him realize he still had a long way to go before claiming his first title at Roland-Garros.