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Dominic Thiem has a sublimation in US Open champion
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Dominic Thiem has a sublimation in US Open champion

Dominic Thiem had a 2020 ending that could not be more satisfactory. The Austrian won the US Open championship in 2020 and finished runner-up at ATP Finals 2020. Both tournaments were held on hard ground, once considered to be Thiem's "unfavorable" court. However, the player born in 1993 has shown remarkable progress. In a recent interview with the World Tennis Federation's homepage (ITF), Thiem's current coach Nicolas Massu revealed the Austrian tennis player's new goals in the near future. “In the past, one of our top goals was to improve hard court performance. I think we have succeeded with this goal because now, I myself do not know whether Thiem is playing better clay or hard court. He has reached top level in both types of pitches. However, Thiem and I have a lot of work ...
Not Medvedev, who is the biggest threat of “Big 3” tennis?
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Not Medvedev, who is the biggest threat of “Big 3” tennis?

"Old bamboo shoots grow" is the natural law of nature, but this seems to take place very slowly with the world men's tennis singles over the past decade. "Big 3" tennis includes Federer, Nadal, Djokovic has won many big and small tennis titles since more than 10 years ago and now they are still the top contenders. On the tennis chart, the three players mentioned above are also occupying the top 5 positions. After the ATP Finals 2020, many people will choose Daniil Medvedev who will threaten the achievements and rankings of the "Big 3". But Alex Antonitsch, the former Austrian legend, chose Dominic Thiem. The 54-year-old former player chose Thiem because they simply hold Austrian nationality. Antonitsch has a remarkable reason according to his analysis. "Everyone has such respect...
Djokovic lost to Thiem in the ATP Finals semifinals
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Djokovic lost to Thiem in the ATP Finals semifinals

For the first time, Novak Djokovic failed to force his opponent to play the decisive set, despite having saved five match-points. Previously, the Serbian player won eight times in the third set or the fifth set in tournaments during the year. Djokovic's ambitions to level the record six times as winning ATP Finals have been temporarily blocked. Meanwhile, Thiem has a second consecutive year in the final, facing the chance to lift the ATP Finals for the first time. The first set witnessed the stability in two player hand games. In the first six games, no one was able to pull the opponent to a point 40. It was not until the seventh game that Djokovic did this, but two good serves in a row kept Thiem from facing a break-point. The Austrian player made more self-damage than Djokovic (12 vs...