“Dominic Thiem Is A Tough Opponent To Play, But Easier To Play Against Him On Hard Courts”- Daniil Medvedev


Medvedev and Thiem

Daniil Medvedev will face Dominic Thiem in what could be an interesting semifinal fixture at the Flushing Meadows. Both of them stormed through their respective opponents by winning in the straight sets in the quarter-finals. 

While Dominic defeated the 21st seeded Alex de Minaur by 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, Medvedev won the quarter-finals fixture against compatriot Andrey Rublev. Additionally, with this win the world number three, Dominic Thiem also became the first Austrian to play in the semi-finals of the US Open.

Thiem defeated Medvedev brutally in Barcelona’s clay surface. However, Medvedev believes that it will be easier for him to play against Thiem at the US Open, in comparison to the clay surface. 


He said, “Yeah, Dominic is a tough opponent to play, especially of course in clay. I got to feel it last year in the final of Barcelona.”

Additionally, world number 5 also said, “On hard, I think it is a little bit easier, but in away. When I say “easier”, he just made the final of the Australian Open.”

Besides, the Russian also told, “For me, it will be easier for me to play him on hard courts than clay courts. He tries to turn around with a forehand and just go for it.” 

“Every Single One Of Us Deserve To Win This Title”- Thiem

Besides, he also added, “I think it is not much you can do. Just to try to actually face it and see what you can do with it.”

In the absence of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the disqualification of Novak Djokovic, the US Open is anyone’s to win now. Thiem, after his match, said, ” There is no Roger, Rafa, Novak. But there are Daniil, Sascha, and Pablo now.”


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He said. “There are three other amazing players. Every single one of us deserves this first major title. Everybody will give it all. Once we step on the court, those other three are forgotten anyway.”


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