‘BTS Fan, Chelsea Fan and More’: Dominic Thiem Reveals 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Him

Published 10/10/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his third round match against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


Dominic Thiem came into the spotlight after he heroically triumphed at the US Open 2020. He captured the title at Flushing Meadows after defeating Alexander Zverev in a gripping five-set thriller. Apart from his Grand Slam title, the Austrian also has 17 singles ATP titles.

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Now in a recent TikTok video, Dominic Thiem has revealed five intriguing things about him. Apart from tennis, Thiem enjoys watching football and loves the BTS band.

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5 Interesting things about Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem is presently rehabilitating from his wrist injury and hopes to return for the 2022 season. Recently, he disclosed five interesting things about him through a TikTok video. For the starter, he said,” I’m a Chelsea fan”. This was not a big surprise, as he has many times expressed his support for the English Club. He continued,” I have (chicken) at home and eat their (egg)”.

He then uncovered his guilty pleasure,” Guilty pleasure ONE DIRECTION/BTS”. After his title win at US Open 2021, Thiem had admitted that he loves One Direction. “I started with double-handed backhand,” he added further, though he has already spoken about this in the past.

Lastly, he concluded,” Life is better without THIS (pointing towards his injury)”. Since his Mallorca Open, he hasn’t played any professional matches, but he has shared some development regarding his injury.

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Thiem’s injury update

Dominic Thiem suffered a major wrist injury at Mallorca Open in June. Since then, the Austrian hasn’t competed in professional matches. Just days ahead of US Open 2021, Thiem announced that he’ll miss the US Open as well as the rest of the season.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 27: Dominic Thiem of Austria reacts against Thomas Fabbiano of Italy during their Men’s Singles first round match on day two of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

He stated, “Unfortunately, I’ve had to withdraw from the US Open and will miss the rest of the 2021 season. I’m really disappointed not to be able to defend the title in New York but I haven’t recovered from the wrist injury I suffered back in June at the Mallorca Open.”

However, recently, the Austrian has released some positive news regarding his wrist injury. He said he won’t be needing any further surgery and hopes to return for full-fledged training in the month of November.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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