Thiem: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic have huge advantage because of their name



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Thiem: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic have huge advantage because of their name

Dominic Thiem commented on what makes Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic unique. "I think that all three of them have something special around them because of all the success they had. I think that especially in the early rounds, they have a huge advantage only because of their name.

Because I think many players don't really believe, if they step on court, that they can beat them, which is well-deserved because of all the success and which is also understandable, in a way. I mean, mentally is one thing, but the other thing is that they just play amazing tennis, because it's a combination of all this.

If you don't have this, you won't win that many titles what they did," said the Austrian. On his team, Thiem said: "It's everything very good at the moment. Great energy coming from outside when I'm playing the matches.

The practices are going very well. And of course also it's very important to keep a good mood. We are along together since few weeks now in Europe, and here in Paris since two-and-a-half weeks now. But all of them are super amazing people.

I mean, I have a lot of fun also with them, which is very important, to keep a good mood in all these weeks. When there is time to work, we are working very hard and very intense. So it's perfect right now."