The Big three have already returned to being 4 and we haven't noticed yet? We know the three of them, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Andy Murray was also part of the group when he was at the top, before injuries slowed his career.
The question is: is there now a fourth player able to keep up with the other three, at least in the statistics? Yes, he is Dominic Thiem. Grigor Dimitrov recently talked about Dominic Thiem's triumph at the US Open, saying it was well-deserved.
The Bulgarian also believes Thiem's Slam win will help other players also believe they can win achieve the same.
Dimitrov on Dominic Thiem
"I cannot think of one person that deserves it more than Dominic Thiem to be completely honest,” Grigor Dimitrov said after his third round win at the Italian Open on Friday.
“He’s been so close on so many occasions, he was bound to win it. That’s just how it is - whether it’s now or the French Open or whatever else, I think it was good, it’s new, it’s fresh for everyone”.
Dimitrov also added that Dominic Thiem's win will help other players believe that they can also follow in his footsteps. “It’s intriguing as well at the same time," Dimitrov went on. “It helps the young generation to believe a little bit more.
You’re going to see a lot of more different winners I think overall”. In his early days on the ATP Tour, Dimitrov was touted as the player who would challenge the supremacy of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
However, he has failed to challenge the three at the Grand Slam level. Now, Grigor Dimitrov believes that a change of guard is on the horizon. Dimitrov will be hoping he can turn around his fortunes and finally challenge the top players.
At 29, he is still in the prime stage of his career to make it happen. He is currently looking in good touch at the Italian Open 2020. The 15th seed won his first three matches against Gianluca Mager, Yoshihito Nishioka, and Jannik Sinner, respectively.
Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem will make his first appearance, since winning his first Major, directly at the French Open 2020. Dominic Thiem may be 27 years old, but he is part of the generation that has been expected to break through for a while now.