‘Dominic Thiem has incredible intensity,’ says Russian ace Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev has hailed the ‘intensity’ of Dominic Thiem, saying he doesn’t even let up in training sessions.
Thiem and Rublev both enjoyed landmark seasons in 2020, with the Austrian winning his first career Grand Slam title at the US Open.
Rublev, meanwhile, broke the top ten for the first time and made his debut at the ATP Finals.
And, when asked by reporters about his favourite players to train with, one name immediately came to Rublev’s mind.
“Dominic Thiem is one of the players that I like to train with the most.
“We have training sessions at an incredible level and with high intensity,” the Russian said.
“If spectators were allowed to watch training sessions as before, they’d like them a lot. We have high speed, the ball is in play for a long time, we relish how everything turns out.
“I am certain that it would be great to watch such a training session.”
“He [Thiem] is also a very good guy, friendly and kind.”
Rublev and Thiem have faced each other five times on the ATP Tour, with the Russian winning three of them.
- Join the tennishead CLUB and receive £250/$350 of FREE GEAR including ASICS Gel-Resolution 8 trainers, shorts, shirt & socks
- Keep up to date with the breaking news & tennis action at our tennis news section
- Win amazing prizes by entering our competitions
- Learn more about your favourite players including Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic
- Check out the latest tennis equipment with our tennis gear reviews
- Receive regular updates in our legendary free newsletter
- Read in depth features with stunning photography in tennishead magazine
- Can’t visit the tournaments you love? Check out our guide on how to watch tennis on TV
- Don’t miss a thing with our Live Scores service
- Follow tennishead on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube
- EXCLUSIVE 5% DISCOUNT for all tennishead readers on tennis rackets, balls, clothing, shoes & accessories with All Things Tennis, our dedicated tennis gear partner