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'Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are still above the rest - including me,' says Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

Domimic Thiem says Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are still better than the rest, including himself.

Thiem has had a great season on the ATP Tour, winning the US Open - his maiden Grand Slam title - and finishing as runner-up at the Australian Open.

That has seen many analyst and fans saying he has now elevated himself to a new level, putting him on a par with Nadal and Djokovic in terms of expectation, but he does not agree with that at all.

When asked if he was a favourite for the ATP Finals title, Thiem replied: “Honestly not in this tournament.

"I think especially this year all eight players are in great form and are pretty much on a hot streak as well.

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“Rafa and Novak because of all they have achieved and what they are, I think they’re a little bit above the other six.

“But in general every single one of the eight players can win every match here.

"So I see myself just as everybody else and every match is pretty much 50-50 and the one who has a better day and the one who is a little bit more lucky [on] this certain day is going to win the matches and the one who has the best week is going to end up winning the tournament.

"I couldn’t do any predictions at all.”

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