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Why Is Thiem Ordinary Now?

Just a few years ago Dominic Thiem was an elite ATP player and Grand Slam champion. Today’s he’s becoming or already is a journeyman. So far in 2023 the 29 year old Thiem has a 1-5 match record and is ranked no. 96. Last year the Austrian powerhouse achieved an 18-16 record but his ranking […] Continue to read full article...

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By Scoop Malinowski We all remember Dominic Thiem as the explosive, dynamic, machine like baseline terror who could beat any player in the world on clay or hard courts. But Dominic Thiem at his best is now a distant memory. He lost again today in three sets to Bolivian journeman Hugo Dellien at Roland Garros. […] Continue to read full article...

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Can Dominic Thiem Conquer Australia?

It is fair to say that it took Dominic Thiem a few years to find his feet in tennis’ big four tournaments. Early exits and disappointing results from the Grand Slams were a regular occurrence for the diligent Austrian before he first made his breakthrough. In fact, even when he was making progress at Roland […] Continue to read full article...

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Did Stubborness Cost Thiem His First Major?

Some of the best players in history have shown devout stubborness in their sometimes questionable decisions. Remember Boris Becker insisting on trying to beat Agassi from the baseline instead of attacking the net, losing eight times in a row to Agassi from 1990-1995. Remember Pete Sampras refusing to change his racquet to a larger framed […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Thomas Muster Interview

  By Scoop Malinowski   Status:  Winner of 44 ATP singles titles including 1995 French Open. Became ATP World No. 1 player on February 12, 1996.   Ht:  5-11  Wt: 165   DOB: October 2, 1967  In: Leibnitz, Austria   Nicknames: “Chester. For Chester Thompson, the drummer from Genesis. When I was playing drums I was always talking […] Continue to read full article...

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