Born: 09.03.1993 | Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Plays: Right-handed, One-handed backhand
Turned Pro: 2011
Dominic Thiem is an up-and-coming Austrian tennis player that has already reached a career high #4 ranking and promises to improve. Thiem has not won any Grand Slams yet but has reached the French Open semi final in three consecutive years from 2016 to 2018.
Still early in his career Thiem has already won 10 ATP Titles and two runner-up finishes in Masters 1000's. Thiem is an agressive baseline player who prides himself on his defense. He has a heavy forehand and a veery powerful one-handed backhand, which is not common for players of this new generation. Thiem also has a solid serve, having a personal serving record that clocked in at 145 mph (233km/h). Thiem likes to prolong points to construct them and attack when he feels ready to. This playing style has benefited mostly in clay, his speciality. The clay has also rewarded him with his most succesful tournaments, having reached the final in Madrid twice and ending Rafa Nadal's 21-match and record-breaking 50-set winning streak on clay.
Thiem reached a career high number 4 ranking on November 6th of 2017 after having a succesful summer despite his lack of form post-US Open. He qualified for the end-of-year ATP Tour Finals for the second consecutive year where he lost in the first round robin.
In 2018 Thiem has mantained his top-10 ranking and added two more ATP titles and is currently in-form. A very promising young-star, Thiem is destined for greatness, specially on clay.