US Open champion Dominic Thiem

us open champion dominic thiem - US Open champion Dominic Thiem

FACTBOX on Austria’s Dominic Thiem, who beat German Alexander Zverev 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) to win the US Open title on Sunday.

Born: Sept. 3, 1993 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (age 27)

Grand Slam titles: 1 (US Open 2020)

EARLY LIFE
• Born to Wolfgang and Karin Thiem, both of whom are tennis coaches, and began playing at the age of six.

• Made his ATP Tour debut in 2011 at Kitzbuehel as a wildcard, losing to Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the first round.

• Won his first main draw match later that year, against compatriot Thomas Muster at Vienna.

CAREER TO DATE
• Finished in the Top 125 for the first time in his career in 2013 after reaching the quarter-finals at Kitzbuhel and Vienna.

• Made his Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open in 2014, defeating Joao Sousa before losing to Kevin Anderson in the second round.

• Reached his first ATP Tour final later that year at Kitzbuehel – losing to David Goffin – and ended the year inside the top 50.

• Won his first ATP Tour title in Nice the following year and followed it up with titles in Umag and Gstaad, finishing as the youngest player in the top 20.

• Broke into the top 10 in 2016 after winning titles at Buenos Aires, Acapulco, Nice and Stuttgart, and qualified for the ATP Finals for the first time in his career.

• Advanced to his first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros in 2018, losing to Rafa Nadal.

• Won his maiden Masters 1000 crown the following year at Indian Wells, defeating Roger Federer in the final. Ended the season with five titles, joint-most with Novak Djokovic.

• Defeated by Nadal in the 2019 French Open final and by Djokovic in the Australian Open title clash in 2020.

• Won his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open with victory over Zverev in the final. — Reuters

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