Thiem will be a dominant #1 in 2020

HailDjokovic

Semi-Pro
This guy has an incredible game. What he has been doing this year is nothing short of phenomenal.

Its like someone took Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic and put them all into one tennis player.
He has the variety, supreme baseline game, serve, volley, and raw power to become number one. He is also at an ideal height at 6'1.

I look at this guy and see the aura of a number one in the making.
He is definitely Djokovic's successor and the best of the "young" generation.
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
I already agreed here and on other sites! He's fulfilling his promise at the moment; taking out Rafa and Roger this season! He's won a few tourneys and is a good, strong player who's quite versatile it seems! ;) :D :p
 

HailDjokovic

Semi-Pro
Kyrgios is a headcase and disreputable, he doesnt have the aura to be number one.

Thiem is well liked by on tour by players and fans alike. Federer, Rafa and Nole fans all appreciate him as well which is pretty amazing. The guy is calm and cool on court and seems like a genuinely nice person.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
Thiem looks nothing like Djokovic.

His serve and BH are more like Fed with court position and movement like Rafa. He doesn't do the ping pong like Murray or Djokovic.
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
Thiem looks nothing like Djokovic.

His serve and BH are more like Fed with court position and movement like Rafa. He doesn't do the ping pong like Murray or Djokovic.
lol what. His serve is not close to Federer's and his movement isn't in the same planet as Rafa's

Thiem is A LOT like Stan. Now if he puts it together earlier in his career like Stan did not he could have a great career. But let's not be comparing him to Federer or Nadal lol.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
lol what. His serve is not close to Federer's and his movement isn't in the same planet as Rafa's

Thiem is A LOT like Stan. Now if he puts it together earlier in his career like Stan did not he could have a great career. But let's not be comparing him to Federer or Nadal lol.
I meant his kick serve. Obviously his serve as a package is far inferior to Fed
 

Nadalgaenger

G.O.A.T.
This guy has an incredible game. What he has been doing this year is nothing short of phenomenal.

Its like someone took Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic and put them all into one tennis player.
He has the variety, supreme baseline game, serve, volley, and raw power to become number one. He is also at an ideal height at 6'1.

I look at this guy and see the aura of a number one in the making.
He is definitely Djokovic's successor and the best of the "young" generation.
I suggested that he represents a synthesis of Fedal in his playing style. He has a Nadalian FH but incorporates some of Fed's refined Central European flair.
 

Noelan

Legend
Some of the reactions in this thread:D from huge exaggerations to angry outburst and Novak obligatory bashing from usual buthurts even in thread non related to him.Amaizingo_O
Guy has a promising game , whether he will be truly great player only time will tell. How about -lets wait and see
 

Maestroesque

Professional
Some of the reactions in this thread:D from huge exaggerations to angry outburst and Novak obligatory bashing from usual buthurts even in thread non related to him.Amaizingo_O
Guy has a promising game , whether he will be truly great player only time will tell. How about -lets wait and see
:rolleyes:
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Same here. It's been great seeing him rise this year (scoring wins over Nadal and Federer my favorite parts :D) but it's really blown out of proportion.
The desire is desperate to at least groom someone to take over! We've been waiting with players like Gasquet, Ferrer, Roddick, Tsonga, Cilic, Del Po, & Berdych, but they can't seem to get over the hump! They've played the "Big 3" enough to have more of a game plan than just outhitting or outlasting them! It's moronic in the 10th degree because of all their opportunities and you can count the wins on one hand in Majors for the collective lot! They've been pathetic and should be rather ashamed of themselves! We can only pray Theim fulfills his promise! :rolleyes: :p ;)
 
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With all due respect even if this happens I am not sure if it super exciting or an amazing feat. It is basically saying he will dominate for the first time in a year Djokovic turns 33, Nadal 34, Fed is 38 (if those guys even still play).
 

augustobt

Legend
This Thiem hype is reminding me of a very young Gasquet. And they play very similar, with the exception that Thiem never backs down.
 

LinePainter

Professional
1 (7)
Dominic Thiem 22.7 AUT1 3105

2 (19)
Nick Kyrgios 21.1 AUS1 1855

3 (22)
Bernard Tomic 23.6 AUS2 1625

4 (27)
Jack Sock 23.7 USA2 1415

5 (29)
Lucas Pouille 22.3 FRA6 1311

6 (38)
Alexander Zverev 19.1 GER2 1130

7 (44)
Pablo Carreno Busta 24.9 ESP6 995

8 (48)
Borna Coric 19.5 CRO3 935

9 (59)
Denis Kudla 23.8 USA5 830

10 (63)
Taylor Fritz 18.6 USA6 788

11 (68)
Jiri Vesely 22.9 CZE2 758

12 (69)
Diego Schwartzman 23.8 ARG3 746

13 (84)
Kyle Edmund 21.4 GBR3 676

14 (89)
Damir Dzumhur 24 BIH1 660

15 (90)
Jordan Thompson 22.1 AUS4 657

16 (96)
Karen Khachanov 20 RUS5 616

17 (99)
Adam Pavlasek 21.6 CZE4 603

This is every top 100 U25 player's current ranking courtesy of live-tennis.eu and Thiem is by far the best player on this list.
In 4 years Thiem will be 26.7 years old, in the prime of his career and it looks like only Zverev, Kyrgios, Coric, and Fritz could be a major threat. Once players make their big breakthrough they usually last around 8 years at that level, which means Thiem should begin his decline around 31 years old. Nishikori, Raonic, Dimitrov, Goffin and Cilic will still be in contention as well but will be 29.5-33 years old.
If Thiem makes the right decisions on coaching(Magnus Norman) and can taper his schedule down so he is only playing the big events, he has a very promising career ahead of him.



 
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