177 Facts About Dominic Thiem

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Dominic Thiem is an Austrian professional tennis player.

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Dominic Thiem has been ranked as high as world No 3 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals, which he first achieved in March 2020.

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Dominic Thiem is the second-highest ranked Austrian player in history, behind former world No 1 Thomas Muster.

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Dominic Thiem has won 17 ATP Tour singles titles, including a Grand Slam title at the 2020 US Open where he came back from two sets down to defeat Alexander Zverev in the final.

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Dominic Thiem had previously reached three other major finals, finishing runner-up at the 2018 and 2019 French Opens to Rafael Nadal, and at the 2020 Australian Open to Novak Djokovic.

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Dominic Thiem was runner-up at the 2019 and 2020 ATP Finals, where he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev, respectively.

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Dominic Thiem was runner-up at the 2011 French Open boys tournament, and won the 2011 Orange Bowl.

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Dominic Thiem went on to reach his first Masters 1000 final in 2017 at the Madrid Open, before reaching his first major final the following year.

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Dominic Thiem has some of the heaviest groundstrokes of the tour, consistently hitting big with both his forehand and single-handed backhand.

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Dominic Thiem won the 2020 Austrian Sportsman of the Year award, the fourth time a tennis player has won the award since its creation in 1949.

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Dominic Thiem was born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria on 3 September 1993 to Wolfgang and Karin Dominic Thiem, both of whom are tennis coaches.

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Dominic Thiem has a younger brother, Moritz Thiem, who is a professional tennis player.

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Dominic Thiem grew up in Lichtenworth and began playing tennis when he was six years old.

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Dominic Thiem struggled with health issues when he was 17 years old, which he attributed to a large growth spurt of 16 centimetres he had that year.

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Dominic Thiem entered his first event on the International Tennis Federation junior circuit in early 2008 when he was 14.

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Dominic Thiem reached an ITF Junior Circuit ranking of world No 2 on 3 January 2011.

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Dominic Thiem did not play many events in 2008, returning with a fuller schedule in 2009.

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Dominic Thiem won his first junior title at the Preveza Cup, a Grade 5 tournament held on hard court in Greece.

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Dominic Thiem followed this with another title in 2009 at the Grawe Junior Cup, a slightly higher level Grade 4 tournament, on clay in Croatia.

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In 2010 Dominic Thiem won his first Grade 1 tournament on clay at the Country Club Barranquilla Open, in Columbia, without dropping a set.

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Dominic Thiem followed this with a title in Peru at the Grade 2 Inka Bowl and another Grade 1 title at the 32nd Torneo Internazionale "Citta' Di Santa Croce" Mauro Sabatini in Italy.

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Dominic Thiem reached the second round at the Australian Open Junior Championships in early 2011.

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Dominic Thiem won the next tournament he played, the 12th Gerry Weber Junior Open, a Grade 2 tournament held on grass.

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Dominic Thiem lost in the third round of the Junior Championships, Wimbledon, and in the first round at the 2011 US Open Junior Championships.

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Dominic Thiem completed his junior career by winning his last three singles tournaments, the XXV Yucatan Cup, the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships and culminating in taking the title at the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship in Plantation, Florida, United States.

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Dominic Thiem recorded victories over many future stars such as Lucas Pouille and Kyle Edmund.

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Dominic Thiem turned pro in 2011, mainly competing in ITF Futures events and making his ATP main draw debut after he received wild cards to the main draw of Kitzbuhel, Bangkok and Vienna.

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In Vienna, Dominic Thiem recorded his first ATP win over compatriot Thomas Muster, a former world No 1 who had come back from retirement in 2010 after an 11 year break, before losing to Steve Darcis in the second round.

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Dominic Thiem received a wild card to Vienna for a second time, defeating Lukas Lacko, before losing to Marinko Matosevic in the second round.

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In 2013 Dominic Thiem competed in Futures and ATP Challengers, while receiving wild cards at ATP Tour level to his home events in Kitzbuhel and Vienna.

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Dominic Thiem lost in the quarterfinals to Albert Montanes in straight sets.

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At the Vienna Open, Dominic Thiem reached his second quarterfinal of the year losing to the top seed, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in a close three-set match.

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Dominic Thiem entered the top 100 for the first time in 2014, and was the youngest player to end the year in the top 50, ranked 39, having started the year ranked 137.

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Dominic Thiem spent the first half of the year entering qualifying for ATP Tour events, and was successful seven out of eight times.

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Dominic Thiem began the year at the Qatar Open by qualifying for the main draw, but lost to Peter Gojowczyk in the first round.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Sousa in four sets for his first main-draw victory at a Grand Slam tournament.

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Dominic Thiem then lost to 19th seed Kevin Anderson in the second round.

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Dominic Thiem recorded his highest ranked win to date in the second round against the 21st seed, Gilles Simon, in straight sets.

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Dominic Thiem received a wild card for the main draw of the Monte-Carlo Masters.

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Dominic Thiem beat Radek Stepanek and Marcel Granollers, before losing to Santiago Giraldo in the third round.

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Dominic Thiem started his campaign at the French Open by beating Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets.

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Dominic Thiem suffered consecutive first-round losses on grass at the Queen's Club Championships in London, to David Goffin, and at the Wimbledon Championships to Australian qualifier Luke Saville.

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Dominic Thiem was seeded at an ATP tournament for the first time in his career at the Swiss Open Gstaad.

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Dominic Thiem was defeated in the first round of the Australian Open to Roberto Bautista Agut.

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At the French Open, Dominic Thiem defeated Aljaz Bedene to progress to the second round, where he was defeated by 21st seed Pablo Cuevas in four close sets.

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Dominic Thiem entered the Nottingham Open as the seventh seed, he defeated Malek Jaziri to claim his first win on grass in 2015, but was knocked out in the third round by Alexandr Dolgopolov.

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Dominic Thiem competed at the third Grand Slam of the year, the Wimbledon Championships as the 32nd seed, marking the first time he had been seeded at a Grand Slam tournament.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Israel's Dudi Sela in four sets, marking his first ever win at Wimbledon.

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Dominic Thiem next played at his home tournament, the Generali Open Kitzbuhel, as the first seed which marked the first time he entered an ATP tournament as the top seeded player.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Albert Montanes in the quarterfinals, after Montanes retired five games into the second set.

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Dominic Thiem won four titles in 2016, including a first at the ATP 500 level at Acapulco, and reached the French Open semifinals, the first time he had progressed past the fourth round at the Grand Slam level.

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Dominic Thiem started the year with a semifinal run in Brisbane on outdoor hard courts, beating world No 13 Marin Cilic, but losing to Roger Federer in straight sets.

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Dominic Thiem reached the third round of the Australian Open, losing to world No 16, David Goffin, in four sets.

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Dominic Thiem next competed at the Argentina Open, where he was seeded fifth.

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Dominic Thiem went on to win his fourth ATP title by defeating Nicolas Almagro in three sets.

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Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals where he defeated David Ferrer, his second top-ten win in two weeks.

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Dominic Thiem was defeated by Guido Pella in the semifinals, displaying signs of fatigue during the match.

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Dominic Thiem competed at Indian Wells where he reached the fourth round before falling to world No 9, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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Dominic Thiem then played at the Monte-Carlo Masters losing to Rafael Nadal in the third round.

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Dominic Thiem lost in the first round of the Madrid Open before he competed in the Italian Open.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Roger Federer, who was suffering from a back injury, in straight sets.

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In Nice, Dominic Thiem successfully defended his title, beating Alexander Zverev in the final.

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At the French Open, Dominic Thiem reached the semifinals of a major for the first time by defeating David Goffin in the quarterfinals.

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Dominic Thiem lost to No 1 and eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

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Dominic Thiem defeated first seed Roger Federer in the semifinal.

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At the US Open, Dominic Thiem beat Pablo Carreno Busta to reach the fourth round, where he retired against Juan Martin del Potro due to right knee injury.

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Dominic Thiem was eliminated in the round robin stage following a loss to Milos Raonic.

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Dominic Thiem ended the year ranked No 8, his first time finishing inside the top ten.

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Dominic Thiem improved his Grand Slam results in 2017, reaching the fourth round in all four, and a second consecutive semifinal at the French Open.

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Dominic Thiem began the year by playing at the Brisbane International, losing in the quarterfinals against eventual winner Grigor Dimitrov.

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Dominic Thiem then played at the Sydney International as the top seed.

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Dominic Thiem overcame Gastao Elias but lost in the quarterfinals to Dan Evans.

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Dominic Thiem went to the Rotterdam Open for the first ATP 500 event of the year.

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The following week, Dominic Thiem was again the second seed at an ATP 500 event, this time at the Rio Open.

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Dominic Thiem played in his third consecutive ATP 500 event at the Mexican Open in Acapulco, where he was the defending champion.

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At the Madrid Open, Dominic Thiem reached his first Masters 1000 final against Rafael Nadal.

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Dominic Thiem lost but showed an improvement over his Barcelona Open scores against Nadal.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters 1000 tournament in two straight sets, before falling to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

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At the French Open, Dominic Thiem did not drop a set in his first five matches including defeating defending champion Novak Djokovic before losing in the semifinal to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets.

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At the beginning of the grass court season, Dominic Thiem reached the second round of the Halle Open, losing to Robin Haase.

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Dominic Thiem then participated in the Washington Open, where he lost to Kevin Anderson in the third round.

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Dominic Thiem then reached the quarterfinals of Cincinnati, where he lost to David Ferrer.

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At the US Open, Dominic Thiem made it to the fourth round against 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, he eventually lost in five sets, after failing to capitalize on two match points in the fourth set.

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Dominic Thiem again struggled with form following the US Open, losing three straight matches in Chengdu, Tokyo and Shanghai.

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Dominic Thiem then lost his second match in both Vienna and Paris to Richard Gasquet and Fernando Verdasco successively.

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Dominic Thiem broke into the top five in the rankings for the first time in his career, rising to world No 4.

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Dominic Thiem reached a first Grand Slam final at the French Open, and a first US Open quarterfinal in 2018, along with a second Masters 1000 final in Madrid.

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Dominic Thiem began his season at the Qatar Open as the top seed.

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Dominic Thiem reached the semifinals where he withdrew from his match against Gael Monfils due to illness.

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Dominic Thiem skipped Miami because of the hairline fracture ankle injury.

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Dominic Thiem next played in Monte Carlo, losing to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.

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Dominic Thiem had been the last man to win against Nadal on clay the previous year in Rome.

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Dominic Thiem then defeated Kevin Anderson to reach the final where he lost to Alexander Zverev in straight sets.

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Dominic Thiem was the sixth seed at Rome, but lost his first match to Fabio Fognini in three sets.

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Dominic Thiem then played in Lyon, where he came back from a set and a break down against Gilles Simon to win his 10th ATP title.

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At the French Open, Dominic Thiem faced Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals, defeating him in straight sets.

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Dominic Thiem then lost in straight sets in the final to Rafael Nadal.

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Dominic Thiem lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in his first match at the Canadian Open, and was forced to withdraw from Cincinnati due to illness.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Martin Klizan to secure his ninth ATP 250 title.

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At the Shanghai Masters, Dominic Thiem was upset by unseeded Matthew Ebden in his first match.

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Dominic Thiem was the top seed at the Vienna Open, advancing to the quarterfinals where he lost to Kei Nishikori.

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At the ATP Finals, Dominic Thiem was eliminated in the group stage after winning one match, against Kei Nishikori, and losing his two others, against Kevin Anderson and Roger Federer.

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Dominic Thiem won five titles in 2019, tying with Novak Djokovic for the Tour lead.

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Dominic Thiem started his season at the Qatar Open, but was upset in the first round by Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

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Dominic Thiem failed to defend his title in Buenos Aires and was knocked out of the Rio Open by Laslo Ðere.

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Nicolas Massu was a new addition to Dominic Thiem's coaching team a month before the Indian Wells tournament.

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Dominic Thiem next went to Barcelona, where he captured his third career ATP 500 title.

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En route to the title, Dominic Thiem did not drop a set, including in his win over eleven-time champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinal, his fourth win on clay over the Spaniard.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in the final.

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Just prior to the French Open Dominic Thiem parted with long time coach and manager Gunter Bresnik, who he had been working with for 15 years.

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Dominic Thiem was seeded fourth at the French Open and reached his fourth consecutive semifinal at the tournament where he faced world No 1, Novak Djokovic.

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Dominic Thiem played in Hamburg, losing in the quarterfinals to Andrey Rublev.

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At the Shanghai Masters Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals before being bested by Matteo Berrettini.

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Dominic Thiem reached the final where he triumphed over Diego Schwartzman to claim the Vienna Open trophy, for his 16th career title.

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At the ATP Finals, Dominic Thiem defeated Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in consecutive matches, and became the first player to qualify for the semifinals.

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Dominic Thiem then defeated Alexander Zverev in straight sets to reach the final where he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets.

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Dominic Thiem began his 2020 season at the inaugural ATP Cup, where Austria was defeated in the group stage.

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Dominic Thiem played three matches, defeating Diego Schwartzman but losing to Borna Coric and Hubert Hurkacz.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Nadal in four sets, winning three tiebreaks, proceeding to the semifinals.

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Dominic Thiem then defeated seventh seed Alexander Zverev in four sets to make his first Grand Slam final on hard courts.

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Dominic Thiem arrived early at Indian Wells to defend his 2019 title.

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Dominic Thiem won the first leg of the Adria Tour exhibition event in Belgrade, the Bett1 Aces event in Berlin, the Austrian Pro Series event and reached the final of his own exhibition event, Thiem's 7.

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Dominic Thiem was the second seed in the men's singles draw at the 2020 US Open.

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Dominic Thiem went on to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime in the round of 16 in straight sets.

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Dominic Thiem beat Alex de Minaur in the quarterfinals in straight sets, following which he defeated third seed Daniil Medvedev in three sets in the semifinals to reach his first US Open final.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev in the final to win his first major title, the first time since the 2004 French Open that a player had come back from losing the first two sets in a Grand Slam final to win the title.

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Dominic Thiem became the first male tennis player born in the 1990s to win a major title.

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Dominic Thiem additionally became the first new Grand Slam champion in the men's singles since Marin Cilic won the 2014 US Open.

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Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals where he was defeated by Diego Schwartzman in a five-set match which took five hours and eight minutes to complete.

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Dominic Thiem then played as the defending champion at the Vienna Open but lost in the quarterfinals to Andrey Rublev in straight sets.

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At the 2020 ATP Finals, Dominic Thiem was drawn with Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafael Nadal, and Andrey Rublev.

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Dominic Thiem beat Tsitsipas in a rematch of the previous year's final.

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Dominic Thiem then defeated Nadal in two tiebreaks guaranteeing him passage to the semifinals.

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Dominic Thiem beat Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, recording his 300th match win and his fifth against a World No 1, but lost the finals to Daniil Medvedev in three sets.

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Dominic Thiem began the 2021 season at the ATP Cup, Austria were defeated in the group stage.

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Dominic Thiem lost his opener to Matteo Berrettini, and was a set up when Benoit Paire had to retire due to injury in his second match.

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At the Australian Open Dominic Thiem reached the fourth round by defeating Nick Kyrgios, coming back from two sets down to win in five sets.

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Dominic Thiem then lost in the first round of Dubai to Lloyd Harris.

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At the Italian Open, Dominic Thiem beat Marton Fucsovics before falling to Lorenzo Sonego in the third round.

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At the French Open, Dominic Thiem lost in the first round to Pablo Andujar in five sets, despite being 2 sets up.

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Up against Adrian Mannarino in the Mallorca Championships, Dominic Thiem suffered a right wrist injury, forcing him to retire, which led him to withdraw from the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

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Dominic Thiem was due to play in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, but withdrew for recovery purposes.

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Dominic Thiem withdrew from the Australian Open citing recovery reasons.

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Dominic Thiem announced plans to return for the European clay court swing.

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At the French Open, Dominic Thiem lost in straight sets in the first round to Hugo Dellien, and subsequently fell out of the top 300.

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Dominic Thiem recorded his first victory at any level in 14 months by beating Filip Misolic at the Salzburg Open, a challenger in Austria.

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Dominic Thiem recorded his first ATP win a week later at the Swedish Open defeating Emil Ruusuvuori in the first round.

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Dominic Thiem then defeated Roberto Bautista Agut, before losing to Sebastian Baez in the quarterfinals.

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The following week, Dominic Thiem made his first ATP Tour level semifinal at the 2022 Swiss Open Gstaad since the 2021 Madrid Open by beating 7th seed Hugo Gaston, Federico Delbonis and Juan Pablo Varillas before losing to second seed Matteo Berrettini in the semifinals.

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At his home tournament in Kitzbuhel Dominic Thiem reached the quarterfinals for the third week in a row defeating Alexander Shevchenko and Sebastian Ofner before losing to Yannick Hanfmann.

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Dominic Thiem went on to beat Nadal once a year on clay for the next three years until 2019, joining Djokovic as one of two players to have defeated Nadal on clay four times or more.

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Dominic Thiem won the first set to love, before Nadal fought back to claim victory in a fifth set tiebreak, despite winning six fewer points during the match.

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Djokovic won their first five meetings from 2014 to 2017 before Dominic Thiem won his first match against him in the 2017 French Open quarterfinals.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Djokovic in a five set match over two days lasting four hours 13 minutes in very windy and showery conditions.

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Dominic Thiem won their 2019 ATP Finals round robin match in a third set tiebreak, Djokovic praising him afterwards for his "courageous tennis".

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Federer took the first set but Dominic Thiem came back to win in three sets for his first ATP Masters 1000 title.

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Dominic Thiem won their first three meetings, all in 2016 and on clay, including a first title fight in Nice before Zverev retaliated with a win on hard court in Beijing later in the year.

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Dominic Thiem took their only encounter in 2019 at the Tour Finals, saving all four break point opportunities that Zverev created.

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In Zverev's first semifinal and final appearances Dominic Thiem was the more experienced player and showed this in Melbourne, winning in four sets.

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However the dynamic changed, Dominic Thiem overcame his nerves to win the match in a fifth set tiebreak.

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Dominic Thiem is primarily an aggressive baseline player, who is adept at defending, as well.

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Dominic Thiem's groundstrokes are solid on both wings, with a heavy forehand and a tenacious, powerful single-handed backhand.

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Dominic Thiem is one of the few younger ATP players to use a single-handed backhand.

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Dominic Thiem often uses heavy, penetrating groundstrokes to construct points and outlast his opponents.

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Dominic Thiem has a long take-back on both wings, and the top-spin he produces on his groundstrokes allows him to both attack and defend well.

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Dominic Thiem has improved his slice backhand, an important shot especially on low bouncing hard courts.

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Dominic Thiem defeated Nicolas Almagro and Nadal en route to his Argentina Open title, as well as Stan Wawrinka at the 2014 Madrid Open, Roger Federer at the 2016 Italian Open and the 2019 Madrid Open, and Novak Djokovic at the French Open both in 2017 and 2019.

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Dominic Thiem has been represented by Herwig Straka since his split with former coach and manager Gunter Bresnik in May 2019.

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Dominic Thiem has been using Babolat rackets since 2014 and is the face of the Pure Strike line; he was involved in the testing and development of the 2019 version which he uses.

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Dominic Thiem is a Rolex Testimonee, and is sponsored by Kia, Sky Sport and Tecnogym.

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Dominic Thiem has endorsed Red Bull since 2018, wearing a patch for them and often drinking the energy drink on court.

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Dominic Thiem participated in their 2020 charity Wings for Life World Run.

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Dominic Thiem is a brand ambassador for Bank Austria, and he has appeared in several advertising campaigns for the Austrian bank.

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In 2021 Dominic Thiem became a testimonee and partnered with Neoh, a low carbohydrate protein bar start up.

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Dominic Thiem began dating fellow tennis player Kristina Mladenovic in 2017.

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Dominic Thiem has been dating circus performer, socialite and Let's Dance Germany winner Lili Paul-Roncalli since October 2020.

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Dominic Thiem is a big fan of football and is a Chelsea supporter.

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