It’s 4 days ’til Cincy and if you know Val at all, you know the title of this post is totally a play on words. Though it’s not meant completely to be provocative. It is really about Dominic Thiem’s playing style.
While most players learn the same basic techniques, we know that they often execute them with a unique style. There’s the distinctive way that Genie Bouchard leaps forward into her shots, or the defensive play where Novak Djokovic makes his body bend in directions that don’t seem humanly possible.
Dom, on the other hand, plays rather often with his ass sticking out. Some of it is related to the one-handed backhand, as you’ll see Stan Wawrinka swinging that booty out and around on court a lot as well. But as you’ll see in the pics below, Dom folds his body up on many shots, and when you’re seated behind the baseline, you’re going to see a lot of Austrian ass.
Of course Val is not complaining at all about this very scientific observation. P.S. Some pics are clickable for bigger versions.
The serve landing from both sides…
We could easily photoshop Dom right into a nice chair…
Dom is totally judging us right now.
Now he’s juggling his balls…
Yes, we know, that was a bad one.
And this is the…end….of our post. We rest our case.
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