“A Tree Stopped Him”: Dominic Thiem’s Grandpa Recalls His Grandson’s Career Beginning


Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem and his Grandpa share a healthy relationship, and the duo’s positive vibes give us unmissable. Whenever we hear Dominic talk about Grandpa, we have only heard positive and life lessons about him. As we’ve seen earlier, Grandpa is a little emotional and soft when it comes to Thiem and his journey in tennis.

In an interview, Dominic’s grandfather spoke about his future and past success and seemed nothing but positive. He started by explaining the initial stage of his career. “I was responsible for the trips to Eastern Europe, his mom for the beautiful destinations,” he spoke about the beginning of his (Dominic’s) career.

Dominic Thiem

Grandpa also told about the first time Dominic was playing abroad, and it was when he was retiring, and he couldn’t get his happiness on hold. He added, “Dominic played first tournaments abroad. I was just retiring. It was a perfect fit. They often drove from tournament to tournament for more than ten hours by car.”

“Number 1 Will Come”: Dominic Thiem’s Grandpa

The 77-year-old was always keen on teaching Dominic general education, which would help him flourish more in life. He used to make him read books. “But I am happy when he sees me and says: ‘Grandpa, I read the book,” he expressed.

Dominic Thiem

Talking about Dominic’s worst moment, he revealed it happened when he was just 13 years old. “Our Audi 80 rolled down the embankment at the completely overcrowded parking lot – a tree stopped him.”

Müllner also couldn’t help but cheer out Dominic’s win at the US Open. He also went on to say that he’s looking forward to Vienna and about the future, “Number 1 will come.”

Additionally, Dominic Thiem, world number 3, is currently playing in the Vienna Open. He will be up against Cristian Garin in the Round of 16. Moreover, the defending champion would like to repeat the achievement in his country.

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