“Scores From Every Possible Position”: Dominic Thiem Picks Cristiano Ronaldo Over Lionel Messi

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Dominic Thiem is probably the brightest star amongst the next generation. Having won his first Grand Slam at the US Open this year, he promises to be the most exciting prospect. Going by his current form, it would be fair to consider Thiem as a contender for majors in the future.

Dominic considers Cristiano Ronaldo a notch higher than his long-time rival, Lionel Messi. The statistics to his name speak volumes. He finds Ronaldo to be a complete player who has a goal-scoring ability like no other. Of course, he is also in awe of Messi’s greatness when he’s with the ball.

Dominic Thiem at ATP Vienna Open 2020
Tennis – ATP 500 – Erste Bank Open – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria – October 30, 2020 Austria’s Dominic Thiem during his quarter final match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Recently, in an interview, the Austrian-born gave an insight into his favorite sporting personalities. When asked who he liked between Messi and Ronaldo, he answered, “I consider both as top stars. Ronaldo is slightly ahead, this is just a gut feeling. His scoring numbers are out of this world, he scores from every possible position.” 

When asked about Messi, he said, “Absolutely incredible, a magician! Too bad he plays for Barcelona! The Catalans have the biggest rivalry with my “soccer-love” Chelsea.”

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Dominic Thiem and his liking for football 

Behind Roger Federer and Michael Jordan, Dominic rated Argentina’s Diego Maradona as his third favorite athlete of all time. He does seem to have a liking for South American players and also added Ronaldinho to his list of favourites.

Watching him [Ronaldinho!] was a lot of fun. Ronaldo, an unforgettable scoring machine. In Brazil Pele is worshipped like a god, I noticed that when I was in Rio,” said Thiem. However, Chelsea still remains his favorite club.

The Austrian is not taking part in this week’s Rolex Paris Masters due to a foot injury of blisters. However, he does hope to make it to London for the ATP World Tour Finals. 

 

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