Dominic Thiem - Biography
Dominic Thiem is an Austrian professional tennis player who was born on September 3, 1993. Dominic Thiem uses a right-handed, one-handed backhand.Thiem has won 17 ATP Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam.
Thiem achieved his career-best worlds third rank and became the second top-ranking Austrian tennis player on March 2, 2020.Thiem has reached a career-high four Grand Slam finals, winning the 2020 US Open over Alexander Zverev in the finals.
Thiem has lost two finals to Rafael Nadal in the 2018 and 2019 French Opens, and one to Novak Djokovic in the 2020 Australian Open.Thiem was named Austrian Sportsman of the Year for 2020.Thiem achieved the world's No. 2 rankings as a junior and also claimed the 2011 French Open Boys' final.Thiem finished his junior career by winning his last three single tournaments in Plantation, Florida, USA.
Dominic Thiem was born on September 3, 1993, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. His father's name was Wolfgang Thiem, and he was a former tennis coach. His mother's name was Karin Thiem, and she was also a female tennis coach.Thiem has a younger sibling, Moritz Thiem, who is also a professional tennis player. Thiem began playing tennis when he was three years old. Both of his parents were coaches at Gunter Bresnik's academy in Vienna. At the age of nine, Bresnik became Dominic Thiem's coach. Bresnik advised Thiem to go from a two-handed backhand to a one-handed backhand.
In 2017, Theim started dating fellow tennis player Kristina Mladenovic, but the relationship was only officially acknowledged in May 2018. They both declared their separation in November 2020.
In 2016, he formed TFC Matzendorf, a football club made up of friends and fellow tennis players who meet a few times a year to play charity games. Thiem cares for the environment and donates to and raises money for 4ocean and the WWF. It's one of the greatest challenges we face today, with all of the chemical waste, he says of ocean pollution. I adore nature and want to contribute to it wherever possible. Thiem was also a part of his fashion company Adidas' 2019 Parley tennis collection initiative, which featured garments created from discarded plastic waste gathered from beaches and coastlines with the aim of raising awareness and assisting in the fight against marine pollution.
Dominic Thiem made his professional debut in 2011 and won his first ATP match against Thomus Muster.Dominic Thiem qualified for the Australian Open main draw in 2014, winning his first match against Joo Sousa before losing to Kevin Anderson in the second round.Dominic Thiem lost to Andy Murray in the third set of the Rotterdam Open on May 6, 2014.
The same year, Thiem qualified for the third round of the Barcelona Open after beating Radek tpánek and Marcel Granollers in the first two rounds, but lost to Santiago Giraldo in the third round.Thiem achieved his biggest win in tennis history at the 2014 Madrid Open, beating world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in three sets.He also qualified for Wimbledon and the French Open, but he was unable to make any more moves.
In 2015, he beat Ernests Gulbis in the first round of the Rotterdam Open before falling to Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round.Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals of the Miami Open the same year, losing in three sets to Andy Murray.The Austrian won his first career ATP Tour title in Nice, France, defeating Nick Kyrgios, Ernests Gulbis, and John Isner along the way before defeating Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in a three-set final.
Dominic Thiem qualified for the Croatia Open Umag finals. He won his second ATP Tour title by defeating Joo Sousa of Portugal in straight sets in the final.Thiem won his third title at the Swiss Open Gstaad a week later, beating David Goffin in the final to become the first player to win back-to-back tournaments.On August 10, 2015, Dominic Thiem attained the world number 18 ranking for the first time in his career.
In 2016, Thiem was the winner of four titles. Before competing in the Italian Open, Thiem lost in the first round of the Madrid Open.Theim reached the top ten of the ATP rankings in 2016 as the world No. 7 player.
Thiem was the defending champion at the Mexican Open in Acapulco in 2017, his third consecutive ATP 500 event. Thiem, who was seeded fourth, was defeated in the quarterfinals by Sam Querrey, who went on to win the tournament.In Barcelona, Thiem reached his 12th ATP Tour final, losing in two sets to Rafael Nadal.Thiem won his first Masters 1000 final at the Madrid Open, where he faced Rafael Nadal.
Thiem lost to Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters 1000 semifinals, but he beat Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals in two sets.Thiem climbed into the top five for the first time in his career, climbing to No. 4 in the world.
He defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round at Indian Wells. He rolled his ankle in the first set of his third-round match against Pablo Cuevas, later retiring from the match.He was unable to compete in Miami due to a hairline fracture in his ankle.
Thiem started his season as the top seed at the Qatar Open. He advanced to the semifinals before withdrawing due to sickness from his match against Gael Monfils.In 2018, Thiem made his first Grand Slam final at the French Open, as well as a first US Open quarterfinal and a second Masters 1000 final in Madrid.
In the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open, he faced Rafael Nadal. He won this time, breaking Nadal's record-setting 50-set winning streak on clay, which spanned 21 matches.Thiem was eliminated in the group stage of the ATP Finals after winning one match against Kei Nishikori and losing the other two to Kevin Anderson and Roger Federer.He finished the 2018 season as the world's No. 8 player.
Thiem claimed five titles in 2019, tying him for the Tour lead with Novak Djokovic.At the Indian Wells Masters, he defeated Ivo Karlovic, received a walkover from Gael Monfils, and defeated Milos Raonic on his way to the final, where he defeated Roger Federer in three sets to win his first ATP Masters 1000 title.As a result, he regained his career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world.Thiem was seeded fourth at the French Open on June 8, 2019, and advanced to his fourth straight semifinal, where he played world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Thiem beat Djokovic in five sets in a four-hour match that lasted two days, leading to his second major final.In the final, he was defeated once more by Rafael Nadal.
Thiem advanced to the semifinals of the China Open by defeating Andy Murray in straight sets.Thiem beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final to claim his first title in Asia, fourth title in 2019 and 15th career title.In October 2017, he reached the final of the Vienna Open, where he defeated Diego Schwartzman to win his 16th career title.Theim defeated Djokovic for the first time on hard court in June 2019.
He played three matches in the Inaguaral ATP Cup, beating Diego Schwartzman but losing to Borna ORI and Hubert Hurkacz.Since qualifying for the Australian Open finals in February 2020, Thiem was defeated in five sets by defending champion Novak Djokovic.Thiem reached a new career high ranking of world No. 3 on March 2, passing Roger Federer in the ATP rankings.
Thiem became the first male tennis player born in the 1990s to win a major title in December 2020, after beating Alexander Zverev in the major US Open Final.In the 2020 ATP Finals, he defeated Novak Djokovic in the semifinals before falling to Daniil Medvedev.Thiem received the Austrian Sportsman of the Year award in the same year, which was given at the Lottery Sports Aid Gala.
Thiem's clothing and boots was sponsored by Adidas. Thiem is a Rolex Testimonial athlete and is endorsed by Kia, Sky Sport, and Tecnogym.Thiem has been a Red Bull ambassador since 2018, sporting a patch and sometimes enjoying the energy drink on the court.
Thiem joined Duravit, a bathroom maker, as a brand ambassador in August 2020.