“A Friendly and Kind Person”: Andrey Rublev Considers Dominic Thiem The Best Training Partner


Andrey Rublev and Dominic Thiem
Andrey Rublev and Dominic Thiem

Andrey Rublev and Dominic Thiem are among the fastest-growing players on the men’s tennis circuit. While Austrian finished the 2020 season with his maiden Grand Slam title, Russian was named the most improved player of the year. However, the most title winner of the previous season Andrey Rublev considers World No.3 Dominic Thiem the best training partner.  

World No.8 Andrey Rublev has begun his preparation ahead of the first Grand Slam of the season Australian Open, scheduled from 8th February to 21st February in Melbourne Park. 

In a recent interview, the 23-years-old Russian said he would train with the US Open champion in front of the Down under major event

“Dominic Thiem is one of those players with whom I like to train the most. Our training is held at an incredibly high level, with high intensity,” Rublev added. 

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“It Would Be Great To Watch Such A Training Session”, says Andrey Rublev

Even though Rublev and Thiem are known for their aggressive playing style, Their massive forehands and serves are scary. 

Andrey continued, “We have high speed, the ball keeps in the game for a long time, and we ourselves enjoy how everything turns out, I am sure that it would be great to watch such a training session.” (Quotes translated into English via Google translator)

When describing his understanding of Dominic Thiem’s nature, Rublev expressed, “And as a person, he is a very good guy, friendly, kind.”


However, They faced each other fives times in the ATP Tour so far. Rublev leads Thiem in the head2head 3-2. Notably, Russian defeated Austrian in the last three meetings in straight sets. 

Dominic Thiem reached the final of 2020 Australian Open while Andrey Rublev played until the round of 16. Who will be the best performer this year? 

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