Dominic Thiem, born 3 September 1993, is an Austrian professional tennis player. His career-high ATP ranking is world No. 3, which he first achieved on 2 March 2020. He is the second highest-ranked Austrian player in history, behind Thomas Muster (No. 1, 1996). He has won 16 ATP Tour singles titles, including a title at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open, and reached three Grand Slam finals.
As a junior, Thiem was ranked world No. 2. He qualified for the 2011 French Open Boys’ final, and won the 2011 Orange Bowl. As a professional, he won his first ATP title at the 2015 Open de Nice Côte d’Azur in France. The next year he reached his first grand slam semifinals at the 2016 French Open, by doing so he for the first time rose into the top ten of the world rankings where he has since been a permanent fixture. Thiem won his first ATP Tour Masters 1000 title at the 2019 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, beating Roger Federer in the final. Thiem reached the finals of the 2018 and 2019 French Open, losing to Rafael Nadal on both occasions, and the 2020 Australian Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic.
Thiem is primarily an aggressive baseline player, and uses a single-handed backhand. The Roland Garros website described him as an “heir to the throne.