World No. 3 Dominic Thiem recently picked his top five athletes of all time, naming Swiss legend Roger Federer as the greatest ever.
The Austrian tennis star, who is currently competing in the Vienna Open, picked Michael Jordan, Diego Maradona, Rafael Nadal and Michael Schumacher as the other four names.
Dominic Thiem made the comments on his new website, where he spoke extensively about the most prominent sportspersons of all time. When asked to pick the world’s greatest athletes, the 2020 US Open champion began his list with Roger Federer.
“Roger Federer! And this is not because I see it through my rose-tinted tennis glasses like that. Roger put the entire sport of tennis on a new level. On and off the court – an icon, a true superstar!” answered Dominic Thiem.
The 2020 Australian Open runner-up named basketball legend Michael Jordan after Federer, particularly for taking commercialization