Dominic Thiem: ‘I have no doubt Daniil Medvedev will win more Grand Slams’
Dominic Thiem has heaped praise on 2021 US Open champion Daniil Medvedev and believes the Russian is ahead of rivals Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Russian produced a fantastic display to win the US Open, while also denying Djokovic the chance to complete the calendar Grand Slam.
Medvedev lost in straight sets to Djokovic at Australian Open final earlier this year, but used that experience as an opportunity to develop before winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to win his maiden Major title.
Thiem claimed that Medvedev has what it takes to win multiple Grand Slam titles, praising his ability to ‘prepare for the big games’.
“I have no doubts that Daniil will win other Grand Slam tournaments,” Thiem said. “For me, he is the closest of the younger generation. He knows how to win games, he knows how to prepare for the big games.”
Thiem acknowledged that Medvedev’s current career achievements and big-match experience gives him the edge over Tsitsipas and Zverev.
“This is when he should be beaten, because he does not fidget and is not nervous,” Thiem added. He is one step ahead of Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alexander Zverev.”
Thiem was denied the opportunity to defend his 2020 US Open title due to a wrist injury, but is expected to be back in action in 2022.
- Join the tennishead CLUB and receive £250/$350 of FREE GEAR including ASICS Gel-Resolution 8 trainers, shorts, shirt & socks
- Keep up to date with the breaking news & tennis action at our tennis news section
- Win amazing prizes by entering our competitions
- Learn more about your favourite players including Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic
- Check out the latest tennis equipment with our tennis gear reviews
- Receive regular updates in our legendary free newsletter
- Read in depth features with stunning photography in tennishead magazine
- Can’t visit the tournaments you love? Check out our guide on how to watch tennis on TV
- Don’t miss a thing with our Live Scores service
- Follow tennishead on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube
- EXCLUSIVE 5% DISCOUNT for all tennishead readers on tennis rackets, balls, clothing, shoes & accessories with All Things Tennis, our dedicated tennis gear partner