Former World No.3 Dominic Thiem is known for his aggressive style of play, groundstrokes and powerful one-handed backhand on the court. On the flipside, Austrian is an ocean and animal lover on the off-court.
However now, the 2020 US Open champion revealed that he is learning Italian in his spare time. After Thiem wrote on his social media pages with a photo, hundreds of his fans reacted with humour and curiosity.
“Currently, I’m learning Italian in my spare time! I wish you all a nice Friday and especially a great weekend!”
“So nice to see you there! Good luck with the sessions and the Italian lessons. Love that you are learning a new language. I’m also trying to brush up on my German which I had learnt many years ago but forgotten out of lack of practice. 🙌 A wonderful weekend to you too!” – tia_la_lah on Instagram
“Never seen someone hold a pencil like that” – harry_brooker on Instagram
“Happy weekend!! How’s learning Italian going? I’m trying to learn German, can you help? 😂😂❤️” – Samhithakv_ on Instagram
Really ? are you learning Italian … lovely idea . Bravo Domi . W l’Italia !!!! – Andreaairaghi_ on Instagram
Funny, I want to learn Italian too! Maybe we could practice together ☺️ Have a great day Domi!- – menaris87 on Instagram
“To have a knowledge in different languages, certainly will help you in your new professional future. Very clever life strategy.” – usna2120 on Instagram
Your handgrip for playing is much better than for writing 😂😂😂 -drfernandooliveiraortop on Instagram
Dominic Thiem’s Participation in Gonet Geneva Open 2022
Thiem has been struggling to find his game since his return to the ATP Tour. Notably, he has a win-loss record of 0-4 this year. Nevertheless, the 28-year-old Grand Slam champion is now competing at the Gonet Geneva Open 2022.
Moreover, the ATP250 category clay-court tournament is scheduled to take place from 15th May to 21st May 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
“After a few days of recharging at home and after some intense practice sessions, I arrived in Switzerland this morning.”
“The next few days will focus on the upcoming practice sessions, and my daily growth – privately and most importantly on the tennis court!”
Last but not least, Dominic Thiem will face a qualifier in his opening encounter at Gonet Geneva Open 2022.
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