Date of birth: September 3, 1993
Place of birth: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Height: 6ft 1inch (1.85 m)
ATP Tour titles: 17
Career-high ranking: 3
Best Grand Slam performance: US Open Winner 2020; Australian Open Final 2020; Roland Garros Final 2018, 2019; Wimbledon 4R 2017
UTS appearances: UTS1, UTS Oslo 2024
Style and personality
The Austrian is known for his silky smooth groundstrikes, playing with a heavy topspin forehand and a one-handed backhand, which is a sight for sore eyes. Prior to his wrist injury, Thiem’s groundstrokes positioned the affable Austrian as the player most likely to challenge the Big 3. While he has taken time to rebuild his game and confidence since that injury, the Austrian remains a crowd favourite wherever he plays. He is also a big supporter of environmental causes.
Dominic Thiem’s heavy groundstrokes, impenetrable fitness and steely reserve took the Austrian to Grand Slam finals at the Australian Open and Roland-Garros before he finally broke through to claim the 2020 US Open title.
Thiem has won 17 ATP singles titles (including 10 on clay), all of which came prior to his wrist injury in the middle of 2021. After a nine-month injury lay-off, the Austrian returned to the tour in March 2022 and since then has been toiling his way back to the upper echelons of the game and is now back in the top 100.
Thiem played UTS 1 in 2020. He scored wins over Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini and David Goffin and suffered one loss against Richard Gasquet in the round-robin stage.
UTS Oslo 2024: Retired in Round Robin