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Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem is an Austrian professional tennis player. His career-high ATP ranking is world No. 3, which he first achieved on 2 March 2020.

He is the second highest-ranked Austrian player in history, behind Thomas Muster. He has won 16 ATP Tour singles titles and reached three Grand Slam finals.

As a junior, Thiem was ranked world No. 2. He qualified for the 2011 French Open Boys’ final, and won the 2011 Orange Bowl.

As a professional, he made it to the finals of the 2018 and 2019 French Open, losing to Rafael Nadal on both occasions, and the 2020 Australian Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. In 2019, he beat Roger Federer to win his first ATP Tour Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells.

Thiem is primarily an aggressive baseline player, and uses a single-handed backhand. The Roland Garros website described him as an “heir to the throne.”

  • Full name: Dominic Thiem
  • Profession: Austrian tennis player
  • Born: 3 September 1993 (age 26 years), Wiener Neustadt, Austria
  • Nationality: Austrian
  • Height: 1.85 m
  • Country (sports): Austria
  • Tour Finals: F (2019)
  • Coaches: Nicolás Massú (2019–), Günter Bresnik (2002–2019)
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About Dominic Thiem

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

He has a younger brother, Moritz Thiem, who is also a professional tennis player. Thiem grew up in Lichtenwörth and began playing tennis when he was six years old.


Thiem’s father, Wolfgang, began working as a coach at Günter Bresnik’s academy in Vienna in 1997, when Thiem was just three years old. Bresnik became Thiem’s coach formally from age nine.

Thiem reached an ITF Junior ranking of world No. 2 (combined singles and doubles) on 3 January 2011.

He reached the final of the 2011 French Open Boys’ event by defeating Kyle Edmund, Michell Kruger, Filip Horansky, Oriol Roca Batalla and Mate Delic before losing a close final to Bjorn Fratangelo, in three sets.

Thiem completed his junior career by winning his last three singles tournaments, culminating in taking the singles title of the prestigious Dunlop Orange Bowl tournament in Plantation, Florida, United States.

Thiem finished his junior career with a 115-33 win-loss record in singles and 49-32 win-loss record in doubles.