“Plays for the Oceans”: Dominic Thiem’s New Outfit Made From Plastic Waste

Published 02/07/2021, 1:36 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 5, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem during his group stage match against France’s Benoit Paire REUTERS/Kelly Defina


The world is realizing the importance of environmental conservation now more than ever. For the same cause, Austrian World No.3 Dominic Thiem and Adidas have come up with a unique solution. It is a part of the German brand’s Tennis x Parley collection.

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Because climate change is imminent, every big and small industry is adapting to the needs of the future. And Adidas’ new project gives us a glimpse of what that future might look like.

Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 2, 2021, Austria’s Dominic Thiem during his group stage match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Thiem plays for the ocean with a new Adidas jersey

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At the 2020 US Open, Dominic Thiem became the fourth player outside the Big three to win a Grand Slam in the last decade. Moving forward, he will be eyeing to make a great career in tennis from here on.

But it’s not just the sport that the 27-year-old Austrian believes in, he hopes to help preserve the world too. With that, Dominic also wanted his fellow athletes to do the same.

It started with a bracelet of 4Ocean for the Austrian, has now got Adidas in the joint. What he is wearing in the picture below is made out of plastic waste lying over shorelines and coastal areas. Moreover, the power of technology has helped them elevate the quality of the product.

Adidas shared the image on Instagram with the reigning Australian Open finalist amidst a training session. They wrote with the picture, “Dominic Thiem plays for the oceans in the Adidas Tennis x Parley collection. Made with upcycled plastic waste intercepted on shorelines and coastal areas.”

It is a great way to endorse a brand while promoting the preservation of natural resources. In addition to that, the jersey also looks quite exceptional.

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Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021, Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Spain’s Rafael Nadal pose for a photograph after each receiving a boomerang after their match REUTERS/Morgan Sette

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Now, even though Thiem failed in the ATP Cup, he will return stronger for the Australian Open 2021. He is also one of the favorites to challenge World No.1 Novak Djokovic’s title defense.

As per the draw, both the Australian Open 2020 finalists can meet in the semifinals this year. It will be a match worthy of any price. Will Dominic stop Djokovic in Melbourne Park?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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