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5 things you didn't know about Dominic Thiem

Neelabhra Roy
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ROME, ITALY - MAY 20:  Dominic Thiem of Austria in action during the men
Dominic Thiem bowed out in the semi-finals of the Italian Open after a spirited defeat of Rafa Nadal!

The Italian Open came to an end with Alexander Zverev stunning Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win his maiden Masters 1000 title. The tournament had a number of exciting matches and upsets but the biggest one of the all was probably the defeat of Rafael Nadal to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals.

The Austrian had previously met Nadal in the finals of both the Barcelona Open and the Madrid Masters but had been the loser on both occasions. However, he brought an end to his losing streak by defeating the Spaniard in straight sets at the Italian Open. Thiem’s journey came to an end in the semi-finals after Djokovic trounced him in the semis.

Here are 5 things you probably did not know about Dominic Thiem

#5. He has played the Doubles tournaments of all four Majors
 

Thiem has played the Dubles tournaments of all four Grand Slams


With the Austrian making a name in the Singles circuit, people hardly know that he has been in Doubles tournaments. As a matter of fact, Thiem has actually played 69 Doubles matches, winning 22 of them. His highest ranking in the Doubles circuit is 86th and is currently ranked 198th in the world.

Thiem has played in the Doubles tournaments of every single Grand Slam with his first Grand Slam Doubles tournament being the 2014 French Open where he partnered Slovak Martin Klizan and was eliminated in the first round by the American-German pair of Nicolas Monroe and Simon Stadler. Thiem’s best performances in the Grand Slam Doubles tournaments has been reaching the second round of all four majors except the French Open.

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