Final September, Dominic Thiem trailed two units to like in opposition to Alexander Zverev within the US Open ultimate. The German even served for the victory within the decider earlier than the Austrian accomplished an unbelievable turnaround to cross the end line within the tie break and have a good time the primary Main title at 27.
As a result of a wrist damage, Dominic is not going to defend the US Open title in a few weeks, staying away from the remaining occasions of the season and hoping to bounce again in 2022. The Austrian has no doubts about who will carry the trophy after him, naming Novak Djokovic because the participant to beat in New York.
Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev will attempt to stun Novak. Nonetheless, Thiem believes he is not going to miss an opportunity of successful the calendar Grand Slam, calling it ‘as soon as in a century likelihood.’
As everyone knows, Novak has received all 21 matches at Majors in 2021, changing into the primary participant since Rod Laver in 1969 who received the season’s opening three Majors and making an attempt to finish the calendar Grand Slam in New York. Djokovic skilled the profession’s first default in New York final yr in opposition to Pablo Carreno Busta and suffered a heavy loss to Rafael Nadal within the Roland Garros ultimate in October, decided to vary that in 2021.
Issues didn’t look effectively for Djokovic following the Australian Open third-round conflict in opposition to Taylor Fritz, prevailing in 5 units however experiencing an belly damage that nearly ruined his marketing campaign. The Serb recovered and defeated Daniil Medvedev within the ultimate to have a good time the 18th Main title, setting eyes at Roland Garros.
Dominic Thiem backs Novak Djokovic to attain calendar Grand Slam.
Nadal defeated Novak within the Rome ultimate, and Djokovic went on to win the following three tournaments and proceed his sensible run at Majors. He conquered the second Roland Garros crown to maneuver nearer to Federer and Nadal, overcoming two units to like deficit twice and standing because the Wimbledon favourite.
Enjoying above his rivals, Djokovic toppled Denis Shapovalov and Matteo Berrettini from the semi-final spherical on the All England Membership to have a good time the twentieth Main trophy and even Rafael Nadal’s and Roger Federer’s report.
Novak may have an additional motive to supply his greatest tennis in New York following final yr’s setback, and he shall be desirous to regain kind after two powerful Olympic Video games losses in July. “I believe Novak Djokovic is not going to miss his likelihood in New York.
We’re speaking in regards to the Grand Slam, and he has such an unbelievable will after having a chance of a century to finish the calendar Grand Slam. I believe he will not miss it,” Dominic Thiem mentioned.