Dominic Thiem, who just won his first Grand Slam of the career by winning the US Open believes that the “Big Three” are still the favorite to win any title. Additionally, Thiem after winning the US Open also became the first NextGen to win a major title.
However, with the absence of tennis legends such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and the disqualification of Novak Djokovic, the question is if the new era has yet arrived or not.
Dominic, while has backed more and more young players to win the Grand Slams, the US Open 2020 winner still believes that the big three can never be written off from any tournament. Besides, for any tournament, they will always be considered the favorites to win it.
World number 3 in conversation with ATPTour.com said, “I think that more younger players will win major trophies in the future, yes. But the Big Three are still around.”
“It Is Good For Men’s Tennis That There Is A New Face On Winning List”- Thiem
Additionally, the Austrian also talked about the chances of young players in the upcoming French Open. He said, “The next tournament, the French Open, is just around the corner. And Rafa and Novak are in the draw.”
Moreover, he also believes that they will be the favorites to win the Grand Slam. He said, “I think whenever they are in the draw, they are the biggest favorites to win the title. It is because they are who they are.”
However, Thiem believes that others winning the tournament is a good sign for men’s tennis. “But I think it was good for men’s tennis that there is a new face on the winning list”, Thiem said.
Additionally, the French Open is scheduled to begin from 27th September and will see the likes of the Defending champion Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and also Dominic Thiem. However, Roger Federer will miss the tournament due to injury and will only play after 2020.