Heir Apparent: Dominic Thiem

Heir

Mutua Madrid Open, Spain [3] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [5] Dominic Thiem (AUT) Thiem led their head-to-head 3:2 coming into this match, with the added advantage of winning their only previous encounter on clay; thus, he was favored to win this match. However, Federer came out focused; he served well and never gave his opponent…

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Thiem Into Third Masters Final

Masters Thiem

BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells [8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [14] Milos Raonic (CAN) Raonic led their head-to-head 2:0; however, they had not played each other since 2016. Thiem had never won a set against the Canadian, but a lot has changed for both players since then. The Canadian has battled a slew of injuries,…

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Nadal Reigns In France, Wins 11

France

ROLAND GARROS, France Men’s Championship Match: [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [8] Dominic Thiem (AUT) Given his recent loss to the Austrian on clay last month, Nadal had to be focused and he was, jumping out to an early break lead only to lose it because of some ferocious forehand winners from Thiem. The Austrian…

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FRENCH OPEN: Nadal vs. Thiem

Nadal Thiem 2018 RG final

It was inevitable that they would contest a final at Roland Garros; after all, Dominic Thiem is considered by many to be the heir to the throne of clay, once Rafael Nadal steps down. The question that many have, “Will it happen on Sunday?” With eight of his ten titles coming on clay, the Austrian…

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