Thiem shares why Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic are better


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Thiem shares why Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic are better

Dominic Thiem spoke about the Big Three dominance. The Austrian said: "We are in an amazing situation: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have won 16 or more Grand Slam titles, more than any other player before.

That's bad luck for our younger players, but at the same time good luck because we can play with the three greatest players ever. The biggest difference between them and the others is consistency. I beat all of the three, also in the biggest tournaments, but the three make small unforced errors.

It doesn't matter on which surface, it doesn't matter which tournament. That's the only but biggest difference. They do not give you anything. I had to play for five hours at the ultimate level against Djokovic in Paris semifinals to beat him.

That's brutal and it makes even tougher for us to win a Major." Thiem is confident he will soon win a Major: "I am improving more and more in the big matches. Last year I reached the final for the first time in Paris.

Everything was new and I had no idea. This year I played my best tennis ever against Nadal for two sets. After that, I was influenced by playing in the last four days every day. Next time I win a Major final, I will want to win it."