Dominic Thiem claimed victory in the US Open final over Alexander Zverev and he spoke in an interview with the ATP about changing his life off the court.

“I hope that it doesn’t change my life because my life cannot depend on success. That would be wrong,” Thiem told “But I hope it definitely changes my career. I achieved the biggest goal so far that I set for myself and I hope that it lets me play more free and even better tennis in the next big tournaments coming up.”

He also discussed breaking the dominance of the Big Three albeit with Djokovic defaulting and Nadal and Federer not involved but he believes that while they will always be favourites to win, it is a good thing for men’s tennis.

“I think that more younger players will win major trophies in the future, yes, but the Big Three are still around. The next huge tournament, the French Open, is just around the corner and Rafa and Novak are in the draw,” Thiem continued. “I think whenever they are in the draw they are the biggest favourites to win the title just because they are who they are. But I think it was good for men’s tennis that there is a new face on the winning list.”

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Author: Samuel Gill