There is no doubt, Dominic Thiem is part of the new generation that is more than challenging the Big 3. With no pressure and a forehand that clocked in at 4498 rpm’s (Nadal is at 4900), the powerful Austrian has earned his rights on the tour since 2015, the year of his first titles. And if he has yet to reach the results of his compatriot and former world number 1 Thomas Muster, Thiem, was finally able to lift a Grand Slam trophy in New York in 2020. Would this be the beginning of a long streak ? Not sure. Further to this win, Thiem started doubting. The two time Roland-Garros runner-up (2018 and 2019) decided to take break. A strategy that did not work as he then lost 1st round at the French Open. The wrist injury that followed, forced him to, at first, pull out of Wimbledon, before scratching off the rest of the season. However, everyone knows that « Domi » will be back. With such a work ethic there is no other possible outcome.
Roland-Garros 1st round