Coach Nicolas Massu has praised the greatness of the Big Three but he is confident that his pupil Dominic Thiem can fight against the very best players and do some major things. Thiem, ranked at No. 5 in the world, won his maiden Masters title in Indian Wells last year, before he ended runner-up at the French Open for the second consecutive season.
Since the acquisition of 2004 Olympic champion Massu, the 26-year-old Austrian has elevated his game but it hasn't resulted in him winning a maiden Grand Slam title yet. "It's not easy for the rest (of the players) to keep up with (Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic & Roger Federer) and to achieve the results they are achieving.
But if there's a person capable of doing that in the future -- not only in the future but now also -- that person is Dominic. I do believe he can now fight for even bigger titles and one day be the No. 1," Massu exclusively told Sport Klub.