When fit and rested, Thiem is the best player in the world at the moment

Otacon

Hall of Fame
He proved it in Australia, in NYC and now in London.

It's just too bad he wasn't at 100% at the FO.
 

CYGS

Legend
Look he's now hyped because he beat Nadal. Look how the same crowd thrashes him when Djokovic beats him. It's gonna be ugly.
 

Krish0608

Hall of Fame
It's close between Thiem and Djokovic. Guess we will find out soon! ;)
Having said that Rafa could have equally won in straight sets yesterday, so he's in the discussion too as the best player in the world at the moment.
 

InsideOut900

Hall of Fame
It's just too bad he wasn't at 100% at the FO.
He played 6 short matches and the USO and a 4 hours final. Then had 2 full weeks to rest.
How was he tired, WTF? The dude is 27 and plays MC/Madrid/Barcelona/Rome + Roland Garros in a normal year.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
I smell a moral challenge to Nadal’s authority, or a challenge to Nadal’s moral authority. The former would be legitimate, the latter an absolute impossibullity.
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
He proved it in Australia, in NYC and now in London.

It's just too bad he wasn't at 100% at the FO.
Ummmmmmmm......Tricky one....I suppose if he does win WTF it might make him player of the year or at least a very close second....He definitely feels like the one to take over from Nole/Rafa - all the evidence is there....People seem to point to US Open final but I really believe that was nerves - up until that he was winning easily....
 

weakera

G.O.A.T.
Nadal is the best player on clay by about 100 miles. Djokovic is the best player on grass by about 5 miles. Thiem *might* be the best HC player right now by about 1 mile at best, which means there are several players who can defeat him anywhere.
 

brc444

Rookie
I did not see him play but Thiem may have been tired based on his 5 set win in the 4th round and his 5 sets loss in the QF.
 
For me all depends on surface and tournament and Dominic still hadn t reach that consistency. For example i would still favour Nadal at Roland Garros even if he had played 2 matches back to back and Dominic none or Roger and Novak at Wimbledon. So in my opinion there are still too many variables.
 
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