Dominic Thiem: 'Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are still good enough to win main titles'

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Dominic Thiem: 'Federer, Nadal, Djokovic are still good enough to win main titles'

Dominic Thiem spoke about his and next generation' chances to make a breakthrough over Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The Austrian player said: "Along with Zverev, Tsitsipas and Medvedev I would see myself as a big winner or potential number one.

But the problem is that the Big Three are still good enough to win all the main titles. I am pretty sure we will see a new Grand Slam winner next year. And I will do as much as possible to be the one. Of course, I own a lot to my former coach Gunter Bresnik.

It was an unbelievably tough decision. I thought about it for a long time. But in the end, it was the right step for my game-wise and personal development. That happens in sports nowadays. We had to make this step. Nicolas Massu is always confident and he has a lot of creativity."

Dominic's father Wolfgang said: "The athlete needs to be at the center. And the other team members should create a good environment. Dominic is 26 years old and he exactly knows what he wants." Dominic is the first player confirmed for the 2020 Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

He said: "The crowd helping me so much makes me proud and humble too. In three matches I was down a bit but the big crowd always pushed me forward, which was a great support especially in tough situations. Since my childhood, I have been following the Vienna tournament as a fan, I had many touching moments, but winning the title is above everything and being on court next year in such a unique atmosphere will definitely be good."