Dominic Thiem:'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are the fittest players ever'


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Dominic Thiem:'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are the fittest players ever'

In an interview to Men’s Journal, Dominic Thiem was asked what it takes to beat Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The Austrian player said: "It takes everything. It takes, of course, good tennis. You have to keep up with them tennis-wise, but also fitness-wise.

They’re the three best players of all time, but they’re also three of probably the fittest players of all time." Thiem also commented on the best advice he has ever received: "Always keep going. Keep momentum, no matter what’s happening.

Always keep working hard and you’ll reach your goals. A good friend of mine gave me that advice many years ago." On how he manages to stay fit, Thiem concluded: "I try to do something every day. When there are no tournaments, I do a pretty tough program—even twice a day.

When I’m in the tournament, I reduce it a little bit, but still, I try to do something every day. My routine is very intense, but it’s normal exercises that many people probably do, too: a lot of strength work, speed work, and a little bit of endurance with lots of core work.

I like crunches and Supermans. I really love to do core exercises because they don’t only make you fit, they also make you look good."