Being teammates with Roger Federer and Nadal feels good, says Thiem


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Being teammates with Roger Federer and Nadal feels good, says Thiem

Dominic Thiem spoke about what makes the Laver Cup unique. The Austrian player, who competes for Team Europe with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, said: "It's a very special event. I love it. Every single session is so loud from the very beginning, and I had an amazing experience two years ago, so I'm happy to be back.

It's nice, because all year long we are all for ourselves. We have to fight against these great players So it feels good to be teammates with them and don't have to play against them. To help each other to win the Laver Cup for Europe, it makes it a good week."

Asked who is the person that surprised him the most personality-wise, Thiem replied: "Well, I mean, it's my sixth year on tour, so I know all of these guys. There was no surprise. We really understand each other well.

We have a good relationship. So nothing surprised me. Of course was a little bit different to spend more time with them, to have dinner with them and everything. But still it was no really surprises. They're all nice, and the week is very enjoyable."

Team World's Denis Shapovalov said: "We're going up against the best players in the world, and they've got a super strong team. It's definitely going to be a tough challenge for us, but I really think if we all work together, if we all get to play our best tennis, we have a chance to win."