Ever since Dominic Thiem stormed the tennis world, he has continued to impress a lot of people. All the credit goes to his sports-loving parents who made him develop a special love for tennis.
Thiem began playing at the age of 6, following several years of training at a local court. At the time, whenever his parents go for training, they usually take him along and would teach him the nuts and bolts of the racket sport. As time passed, the young chap began to find the sport interesting. He went as far as idolizing veteran tennis players like Stefan Koubek and Jurgen Melzer and would train hard to be like them.
His first coach, apart from his parents, was Günter Bresnik, who began training him at the age of nine. Today, Thiem has ten singles ATP Tour titles to his name. He was also listed as the World’s No. 4 on the ATP ranking on November 6, 2017.
The Austrian superstar won his first career ATP World Tour title in 2015, in Nice, France and later the Argentina Open in 2016. His outstanding carer has continued to earn him praises from the tennis community and beyond. The tennis star is famed for serving the ball at a speed of 145 mph or 233 km/h and this rare capability is one of the reasons he’s respected in the sports world.
Thiem’s career has also witnessed some heartbreaking moments, with his loss to Roger Federer at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in 2016 being the most painful.
Besides his fast-growing career on the court, Dominic once served in the Austrian military as part of the country’s compulsory national service. His stint in the army lasted for six months, having started in November 2014 and ended in April 2015. While he was serving, he kept playing on the tour.
Dominic Thiem once revealed that his favorite tournaments are his home tournaments in Kitzbuhel and Vienna. His net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.
Dominic Thiem’s Biography (Age)
The Lichtenwörth-based professional tennis player was born on September 3, 1993, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Nicknamed Thiem and Dominator, the right-handed player’s sun sign is Virgo.
He is the son of Wolfgang Thiem (Father), Karin Thiem (Mother), who are also tennis coaches and parents to Dominic’s only brother called Moritz Thiem. Born on December 9, 1999, Moritz is also a right-handed tennis player. He began playing tennis at the age of 9.
Is He Gay or Straight?
For those hankering for information on Dominic Thiem’s sexual orientation, he is straight. The tennis star is not gay and has never been in an open relationship with people of his own gender.
In recent time, rumors have been flying around that the Australian sportsman is gay. Sadly, people behind this rumor have never come up with any authentic evidence backing this claim. Thiem, on his side, has never addressed the claim, probably because he knows the report is false.
From what he gathered, the tennis player is not gay rather, he is in love with a French tennis player called Kristina Mladenovic.
Is He Dating? Who Is His Girlfriend?
As mentioned earlier, her name is Kristina “Kiki” Mladenovic. She was born on May 14, 1993, in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France. Kiki’s nationality is French while her ethnicity is Serbian.
Born to a former handball player father and a former volleyball player mother, she began her tennis career in May 2006 as a junior. She, however, turned professional in 2009 and subsequently made her grand slam at the 2009 Australian Open.
Today, she has seven doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit, to her name. On 23 October 2017, she was ranked world No. 10 in singles and was previously ranked No. 2 in the doubles in October 2016.
Thiem and Kiki began dating in 2017 to the amazement of many people. The latter confirmed their relationship in 2018 and their fans are really excited about it.
The tennis star has an athletic body build. He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch or 185 in centimeters. Thiem weighs 82 kilogram, which translates to 181 lbs. As for his body measurements, they are – chest – 41 inches or 104 cm; arms/biceps – 14 inches or 35½ cm; waist – 32 inches or 81 cm.
The Austrian professional tennis player’s distinctive features include his wavy hair, a pair of blue eyes and brown hair.