“IT IS A PLEASURE TO TRAIN WITH THIEM”- ANDREY RUBLEV
Russian Andrey Rublev has described his training partnership with Dominic Thiem as one that is beneficial, saying “It is always a pleasure to train with him because he is hardworking, the sessions are intense”
Rublev who has continued to make impactful prominence on the ATP Tour, especially in the last year “would actually be above Thiem in the rankings if the pre-COVID system was in place,” According to TennisHead.
Rublev love for the Austrian is unhidden “Dominic Thiem is generally a kind and cool guy, very simple,” Rublev told the Russian Media.
“It doesn’t matter how he feels, whether he is in the mood- in training, he will always try and share energy.
“Therefore, we have professional respect for each other.”
Rublev, 23, made his top 10 in 2020 says there are fewer players that can match his on -court intensity and they both hardly see outside the tennis court, “Outside tennis we hardly see each other, we communicate well and help each other out.”
Thiem has opted out of the Mimi Open to ‘reset’ his poor start to the season and needs time to practice to make a better return.
The Austrian who has achieved the milestone of being ranked No, 3 in March, 2020 is regarded as the second highest ranking Austrian after former world No. 1 Thomas Muster.