Reality Check on Thiem

Frost5541

Professional
Now, can Thiem show up against a top quality opponent and win? This week at Stuttgart, he at least showed he wouldn't choke against a sub-par Federer. That's a positive step. That Roland Garros match with Djokovic, though... doesn't bode well for his emergence as a challenger. He has to do it, keep his head on straight, when facing one of the big three (Djokovic, Murray, Federer) playing well.
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Meles

Bionic Poster
Thiem has had a reality check, but remains unfazed:
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wangs78

Legend
Thiem is going to be yuuuge. Don't trust the stats, folks, they are all lies. Believe me, Thiem is going to be yuge in '17 and it's going to be spectacular. He's going to beat everyone big league. Lots of people are saying he will break all the records. And Roger, he's a loser. A proven choke artist. He doesn't know how to win. And his wife, just look at her. That's how you know he's a loser.

And by the way, if Thiem doesn't win his next match, he shouldn't concede. Haven't you heard of the widespread fraud by the linesmen? He should argue with the umpire and keep us all in suspense.

**Think I've been watching too much election commentary in recent weeks!
 
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Gazelle

G.O.A.T.
Thiem is going to be yuuuge. Don't trust the stats, folks, they are all lies. Believe me, Thiem is going to be yuge in '17 and it's going to be spectacular. He's going to beat everyone big league. Lots of people are saying he will break all the records. And Roger, he's a loser. A proven choke artist. He doesn't know how to win. And his wife, just look at her. That's how you know he's a loser.

And by the way, if Thiem doesn't win his next match, he shouldn't concede. Haven't you heard of the widespread fraud by the linesmen? He should argue with the umpire and keep us all in suspense.

**Think I've been watching too much election commentary in recent weeks!

Thiem is even yuuuger than Donald Trump. He doesn't have to build a wall, he IS a wall!
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
No, this year it will be "Reality Check on Querrey". I fully expect Thiem to be ranked exactly where he currently sits -- lower half of the top 10. He's going to be a very tough out on clay, disastrously awful on grass, and mixed on hards.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
No, this year it will be "Reality Check on Querrey". I fully expect Thiem to be ranked exactly where he currently sits -- lower half of the top 10. He's going to be a very tough out on clay, disastrously awful on grass, and mixed on hards.
Poor Federer. Lost to a guy who's disastrously awful on the surface
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Poor Federer. Lost to a guy who's disastrously awful on the surface
Haha. Despite some nice play. Thiem in 2016 was about 20th in points won on grass. Just at Stuttgart despite winning, Thiem was 51.2% points won which is amazingly low for winning a tournament. Thiem was pretty good at Halle until he completely gassed in SF and was goated by Florian Mayer. I'm not to sure about disasterously awful on grass, but BJ has a reputation to keep with his original prediction.;) I'm going to look at his rankings situation again in the Thiem Top thread.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
No, this year it will be "Reality Check on Querrey". I fully expect Thiem to be ranked exactly where he currently sits -- lower half of the top 10. He's going to be a very tough out on clay, disastrously awful on grass, and mixed on hards.
Like last year, Thiem needs to desperately pad his ranking on clay. Despite lacklustre play Cilic has now opened a 215 point lead on Thiem coming into IW. Thiem needs to outperform Cilic and catch him to have any shot of getting top 8 seeding for the Masters1000 clay season. Cilic is currently 7. Other top 8 contenders for clay season seedings:
1. Goffin is a scant 130 points by Thiem and in fine form, but is defending SFs at Miami and IW (720 pts) so little threat.:D

2. Tsonga looks to be showing at IW and is ahead of Thiem now by and is defending 225 points at IW and Miami. Thiem is probably better off with Tsonga playing these events as he's sure to not play several of the masters 1000 on clay with baby Tsonga due in April. Thiem could be ranked 9 and still be sure of top 8 seeding on clay.:oops:

3. Monfils is out of form and defending 360 points so little threat to Thiem.:p

4. Federer is defending nothing and only 70 points behind Thiem.
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This is why Thiem has to catch Cilic to get back to 8 in the rankings; Federer is likely to pass both of them.

5. Dimitrov is back a ways from Thiem (450 points), but is only defending 100 points at IW/Miami. He'll be a huge danger to overtake Thiem even in the clay season where Thiem defends 340 points to Greegor's 20.:confused: Dimitrov could easily make a final or win IW or Miami given his form. His likely ascension makes catching Cilic critical so Thiem stays in the top 9 and can slide into top 8 seeding with Tsonga and likely Federer don't play some of the masters1000 clay.:oops:

Thiem is in a real horse race on the Miami/IW swing and needs to best his two R16 results from last year hopefully beating Cilic along the way.;)
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Haha. Despite some nice play. Thiem in 2016 was about 20th in points won on grass. Just at Stuttgart despite winning, Thiem was 51.2% points won which is amazingly low for winning a tournament. Thiem was pretty good at Halle until he completely gassed in SF and was goated by Florian Mayer. I'm not to sure about disasterously awful on grass, but BJ has a reputation to keep with his original prediction.;) I'm going to look at his rankings situation again in the Thiem Top thread.
Grass sample sizes are super low though
 
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