Muster: Thiem will be world num­ber 1

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The for­mer Aus­trian ten­nis player and ATP Cup cap­tain, Thomas Muster, gave an in­ter­view to Servus TV, where he val­ued his team's op­tions for do­ing some­thing big in this com­pe­ti­tion. In ad­di­tion, he talked about the cur­rent level of Do­minic Thiem and if he could have de­feated him dur­ing his time as a pro­fes­sional player.

“If he main­tains this level, he will be world num­ber one sooner or later. He as al­ready played Grand Slam fi­nals and I think his time will come. I don't know when, but I be­lieve it. He is a lovely guy and very dear to all his col­leagues" - said the for­mer world num­ber one.

"We have a team to make a good ATP Cup. Maybe there are more com­plete teams than ours, but we will fight for the goal to reach the fi­nal." The Aus­trian player reached the fi­nal at the 2018 and 2019 French Open, los­ing to Rafael Nadal on both oc­ca­sions.

In 2019, he beat Roger Fed­erer to win his first ATP Masters 1000 ti­tle at In­dian Wells. Thiem was also vic­to­ri­ous on the courts of Barcelona and Bei­jing with vic­to­ries over Daniil Medvedev and Ste­fanos Tsit­si­pas in the fi­nals re­spec­tively.

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