Dominic Thiem Leaves Behind Alexander Zverev and Others in this Unique Record

Published 03/22/2021, 2:39 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 22: Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates during his match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia on Day 8 of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena on November 22, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


World No. 7 Alexander Zverev recently lifted his first trophy of the season at the Mexican Open 2021. The German player played some phenomenal tennis and defeated the top-seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets in the finale. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 7(7)-6(3). Interestingly, he also achieved an astonishing feat with this win and is just behind Dominic Thiem in a unique stat.

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The Next-Gen players have been rising and gaining some momentum in recent years. Even though the Big Three continue to dominate the sport, players like Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem give them some really tough competition.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: (L-R) Dominic Thiem of Austria shakes hands with Alexander Zverev of Germany after winning their Men’s Singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Mexican Open 2021 title is Zverev’s 14th title on the ATP tour. He is second, right after Thiem, on the list of players born in the 1990s with the most titles. Thiem is first with 17 titles to his name at the moment, including the US Open 2020 title.

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World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev is third on the list with ten titles so far. The Australian Open 2021 runner-up recently bagged his first trophy of the season by winning the Open 13, 2021.

Andrey Rublev is not far behind Dominic Thiem

Former World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov, is fourth on the list with eight titles on tour so far. Surprisingly, he is tied with the Russian prodigy Andrey Rublev, who has also won eight titles at the age of just 23. He could have won another title but lost to Aslan Karatsev in the semis of the Dubai Tennis Championships 2021 recently. Karatsev eventually went on to lift the title.

2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Two. Andrey Rublev of Russia is congratulated by Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece after his victory in the Men’s Singles Round One match on Louis Armstrong Stadium at the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27th, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Born in 1990, Milos Raonic also has the same number of titles as Rublev and Dimitrov. However, the Canadian player has lost his form lately and it’ll be very difficult for him to win a title now. Australian player Nick Kyrgios is next on the list with six titles.

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Stunningly, World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas’ name is missing from the list. The Greek player has won five titles on tour as of now and will surely want to win more trophies.

Fans really have high hopes from the next-gen superstars. With the Big Three not playing at the Miami Open 2021, it’ll be a golden opportunity for them to shine. Will any of the next-gen players end 2021 as World No.1?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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