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If you are a fan of tennis, you are likely already familiar with the name Dominic Thiem. He has been ranked as high as the number three singles player in the world, which is especially notable when you consider that Thiem is not even thirty years old.
While many may be familiar with his exploits on the tennis court, what is not as commonly reported on is the fact that Dominic Thiem is also a collector of luxury timepieces as well. But what led him to collect these types of watches in the first place? In order to fully answer that question, let’s take a closer look at the life, career, and achievements of Dominic Thiem.
Who is Dominic Thiem?
Dominic Thiem was born on September 3rd, 1990, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria to Wolfgang and Karin Thiem, both of whom are professional tennis coaches. He has a younger brother, Moritz, who is also a professional tennis player as well. He grew up in Lichtenworth and began playing tennis at six years old.
His father began teaching at Gunther Bresnik’s tennis academy in Austria, and at the age of nine, Bresnik formally became Theim’s tennis coach. It was Bresnik who advised Thiem to change his two-handed backhand to a one-handed one, a strategy that would serve him well in later years.
Dominic Thiem’s Early Tennis Career
Thiem would enter his first junior event in the International Tennis Federation’s junior circuit in 2008 when he was 14 years old. By 2011, he would manage to reach a world ranking of number two on the Federation’s junior circuit. He would win his first junior title at the Preveza Cup, which was a Grade 5 tournament that is held on a hard-style court in Greece.
In 2010, Thiem would win his first Grade 1 tournament, which was on clay, at the Country Club Barranquilla Open, which took place in Barranquilla, Colombia. He managed to do this without dropping a set.
Mainstream Success in Tennis
Thiem would formally turn pro in 2011, primarily competing in ITF Futures event while attempting to build up his record. He would make his ATP main draw debut after receiving wild card invitations from several tournaments, including matches in Bangkok and Vienna.
Vienna would see him receive his first ATP win, over fellow Austrian Thomas Muster. In 2012, Thiem would still be competing at the Futures level, but by 2013, he would be competing in ATP challengers matches as well, eventually receiving several wild cards invites at the ATP Tour level.
In 2014, Dominic Thiem would see his career reach new heights. He would enter the ATP Top 100 for the first time that year, and he would also be the youngest player to end the year in the top 50, coming in at number 39. He would also compete in his first ATP final that year as well.
In 2015, he would have an equally impressive year, going on to win three ATP titles, including one at Wimbledon, which he achieved by defeating Israel’s Dudi Sela. He would close out the year by entering the top 20 ranked players in the world, coming in at number 18.
In 2020, Dominic Thiem would go on to win his first Grand Slam title and the US Open and enter the top three ranking for the first time as well. In 2021, he suffered a wrist injury, and has since been working to recover from that injury. 2022 would see him fall out of the top 300 for the first time, but it is unlikely that he will stay in this position for a long time.
What Kinds of Watches are In Dominic Thiem’s Watch Collection?
Like many professional athletes, Dominic Thiem has been an ambassador for Rolex for the last several years. He has been seen wearing both a Rolex GMT Master and a Rolex Daytona several times during his appearances on the tennis court.
Dominic Thiem has been sporting wearing his Rolex Yach-Master on his social media @domithiem
The watch he was wearing when he hoisted the trophy after winning was a Yacht-Master 42 with an Oysterflex bracelet in 18k white gold.
Dominic Thiem, a championship-winning professional tennis player, and Rolex brand ambassador have been sighted sporting a variety of Rolex watches, including stainless steel Datejust 41 Rhodium Roman Dial.
Dominic Thiem’s favorite Rolex watch is the stainless steel Rolex Daytona ref. 116500LN with a black dial and matching black Cerachrom bezel, which can be seen on his wrist in the bulk of images of him taken off the court.
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