Owing to his enviable records since his professional career kicked off in 2011, Dominic Thiem is a name that many fans of tennis are familiar with. The Austrian prodigy ranks favorably in the ATP and he has eleven singles titles on the ATP Tour. He was a finalist in the 2018 Grand Slam but unfortunately lost to the legendary Rafael Nadal. Beyond what you already know about him to be capable of on the tennis court, find out more in-depth details about the net game star.
Dominic Thiem Age and Background
Dominic was born on September 3, 1993, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria and grew up in Linchtenworth, a small town in Lower Austria. Having been born to a father who was a tennis coach, his dad would often take him along for his training sessions and matches. It was from this that Dominic gradually developed an interest in the sport and started playing tennis at a tender age of six. There is no information available about his education.
In the build-up to his career, Dominic drew inspiration from famous Austrian tennis players like Stefan Koubek and Jurgen Melzer. Aside from his father who coached him, the kid passed through the tutelage of veteran Gunther Bresnik, a Viennese tennis coach.
Dominic Thiem was ranked No. 2 in the ITF Junior world ranking. He made it to the 2011 French Open of Boys’ event but he eventually lost to Bjorn Frastangelo in three sets. Not relenting, he put in extra work and clinched the Dunlop Orange Bowl singles title to complete his junior career after winning his last three singles.
He continued to excel in the game, appearing in tournaments and recording fine winnings, as well as some losses. In 2014, when he was 20, he reached his ATP World Tour 250 final but eventually got beaten by David Goffin. Thiem also competed in his first ever US Open but didn’t make it to the final.
Dominic carted away three ATP titles in 2015; after he went against the big shots in tennis, he won the ATP World Tour title in Nice, France, and 2015 Croatia Open Umag, defeating Joao Sousa of Portugal in the final. He also won the 2015 Swiss Open Gstaad after defeating David Goffin.
In 2016, In Argentina Open, he made a remarkable progress in his career, by defeating the mighty Rafael Nadal to grab his 4th ATP singles title that year. Thereafter, he proceeded to the French Open and coasted into the semifinal of the Grand Slam before he fell at the Hands of then No.1 man Novak Djokovic.
He had one of his greatest moments when he played against Roger Federer and defeated him in straight sets in the semi-finals on the grass courts of Stuttgart, Mercedes Cup. Thiem made it to the finals where he defeated Philip Kohlschreiber in three sets to win the grass-court tournament of that year 2016.
In the Australian Open in 2017, he got eliminated at the 4th round when he lost to David Goffin. Not deterred from any setback, Dominic Thiem soldiered on and won his 10th title at the Lyon Tennis Tournament in 2018. He also made it to his first Major final of the Grand Slam tournament where he competed against Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open, however, this time, he lost to Nadal in three sets.
The net game star has continued to endear himself to the hearts of his teaming fans with his attack and defensive versatility. He is a chap to watch out for in years to come as he has made known his intention to leave an indelible mark in the history of tennis.
The star is currently estimated to be worth $5 million as he has come in contact with sizable prize monies so far in all his small to major championships, a net worth we believe will see subsequent increases as the years pass by because the player’s career has only begun.
What To Know About His Parents
Dominic’s parents actively participated in sports in their youths. His father Wolfgang Thiem played, football and also served as a tennis coach in 1997 at Bresnik’s academy, Vienna while his mother Karin Thiem also coached a tennis team and a school dance group, little wonder they influenced Dominic Thiem to tow the path of sports from his childhood. Dominic has a younger brother Moritz Thiem who started playing tennis at the age of 9, he was born on 8th December 1999 and is aspiring to be a pro like his brother.
Is He Gay or Does He Has a Girlfriend?
There had been rumors on the media that the sportsman is gay, however, this has not been substantiated beyond any reasonable doubt. Though the star is busy with his career and has not bothered to address such rumor as he is a man of few words, it is safe to say that his sexual orientation is straight because he has been seen on dates with women and he is currently in an open relationship with a French female tennis star.
Kristina Mladenovic is the beautiful girlfriend of Dominic Thiem, she is a French professional tennis player. They made their relationship open in May 2018 though they began dating in the middle of 2017. Kristina popularly nicknamed ‘Kiki’ was born on May 14, 1993, in Saint-Pol-Sur-Mer, France, she shares the same birth year with her lover boy, Dominic, though she was born four months earlier than him.
Kristina was born to athletic parents. Her father Dragan Mladenovic was a handball player and an Olympic gold medalist for Yugoslavia while her mother, Dzenita was a volleyball player. The beautiful Kiki started her career as a junior in 2006, a year later; she emerged the European Under 14 singles Champion and made her Grand slam at the 2009 Australian Open. In 2012 and 2016, she represented France at the Olympic Games tennis tournaments.
She has earned seven double titles in the Women’s Circuit of ITF and in 2018 ranked No. 44 in the singles, though she was ranked Number 10, as at October 2017. Her best play surface is on grass courts.
The lovebirds have been supportive of each other, sharing in their happy and bad moment. Their wedding bell is not ringing yet if it does, we shall let you know right here.
Height and Weight
Dominic Thiem has got the body and height required of a tennis player. With his long legs and arms, the player has what it takes to do the needed Job on the court. Dominic stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m) and weighs 82kg or 181lbs.