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5 things you didn't know about Dominic Thiem

Neelabhra Roy
Modified 07 Jun 2017, 17:36 IST
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#1. Thiem reached a Junior World Ranking of 2

Thiem was the runner-up at the 2011 French Open Boy’s Singles

Dominic Thiem had a strong junior career, during which he reached a combined Singles and Doubles ranking of World No.2. Thiem also reached a junior Grand Slam final at the 2011 French Open. Seeded 14th, Thiem beat Kyle Edmund in the first round, following which he beat American Mitchell Krueger in the second round.In the third round, Thiem beat 3rd seeded Slovak Filip Horansky and then defeated Spanish qualifier Oriol Roca Batalla to reach the semi-finals where he came back from a set down to beat Croat Mate Delic. In the final, Thiem was up against American Bjorn Fratangelo. Thiem took the first set but Fratangelo came back to take the second set and the final set went to sudden death where Fratangelo edged out Thiem 8-6.Thiem ended his junior career by winning his final three Singles titles, including the coveted Dunlop Orange Bowl.

Published 22 May 2017, 09:28 IST
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