"We will witness history that we will never see again" - Thiem on Calendar Slam as he backs Djokovic for US Open glory
Everybody knows the significance of today's US Open final not only for tennis but for Novak Djokovic. If he wins he makes history in many different ways but if he loses he will fall short of something truly remarkable. 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem spoke about it and said:
"I can imagine there is such a huge pressure. Something none of us can even image. Winning one Grand Slam was such a huge effort and big pressure but the calendar Slam is unique and I wasn’t born the last time it happened in men’s tennis. That shows what an achievement that is."
Dominic Thiem is very excited to see how it unfolds but his belief is that Novak Djokovic will likely create history. He explained by saying:
“I would like to be in his shoes and experience that, but I would prefer to be in my shoes to stop him doing that. Either we see a great young player winning their first Slam, or we see absolute history. Right now, it’s probable we will witness history that we will never see again in our lives. It’s the chance of a century and we should be grateful for that.”
The final starts tonight at 22:00 CET.