When Dominic Thiem was playing at his best, he climbed into the top five in the world and had exciting rivalries with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Daniil Medvedev. He was the runner-up at Roland-Garros two years in a row. He was a set away from beating Djokovic in the 2020 Australian Open final. Though he fell just short of winning the World Tour Finals in 2019 and 2020, he was arguably the most explosive, in-form player in each tournament. He was the heir to the Big Three.
Then he got hurt.
Baseline Media takes a look at what Thiem brought to the game, what tennis misses about him, and what he’ll bring on his return.
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