Boris Becker on Dominic Thiem: Very few work harder and are more disciplined

Former world No. 1 Boris Becker has praised Dominic Thiem’s work ethic as he insists that it’s not a surprise that the Austrian has been one of the best players in the world for the past several years. 

Thiem, 28, had a breakthrough season on the Tour in 2016 and since then he has accomplished some pretty great things. 

Thiem, a former world No. 3, captured his maiden Grand Slam title at last year’s US Open after recovering from two sets down in the final against Alexander Zverev. 

Thiem had a rough 2021 as he suffered a season-ending wrist injury in June. 

However, it is certain that Thiem will be extremely motivated to make a successful comeback to tennis in 2022. 

“His will to win. Very few work harder and are more disciplined and have this unconditional will. That is the reason why he won the US Open and why he was one of the best players in the world for many years,” Becker told NEUE. 

Thiem avoided a major setback 

Earlier this month, Thiem announced that he would not need a surgery on his wrist. 

“I had a very important day today,” Thiem said on Twitter earlier this month. 

“I was in Belgium to decide if I needed surgery for my wrist or not, and luckily I had very good news. I won’t need surgery, it’s looking stable and it’s looking good. 

“The next week I have to make it more flexible and strengthen my wrist and do everything to prepare to slowly start playing tennis again. I am looking forward so much to that. 

“It has been a long time without the racket and I honestly miss it. A huge thanks to all the fans who supported me during the long months and weeks, I don’t think I would have made it through without you. Big thank you and I see you soon.”