The Deep Meaning Behind Dominic Thiem Wearing a Bracelet

Published 11/28/2020, 12:22 PM EST
Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates winning match point during his singles semi final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during day seven of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena on November 21, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


When fans look at how Dominic Thiem comes to his matches, they notice a lot of things. The Austrian has a Babolat racquet; he wears Adidas clothing, and he has a classy Rolex watch. However, what fans may not have noticed is that he also wears a bracelet at all of his events. What is the significance of this bracelet? Let’s find out.

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Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 17, 2020 Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his group stage match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Toby Melville

Why Does Dominic Thiem Wear The Bracelet?

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4Ocean is an organization whose aim is to preserve the world’s ocean in order to create a more habitable ecosystem for marine life. They sell bracelets that are largely made of recyclable material. To support them, Dominic Thiem purchased one of these bracelets.
“I was surfing on the Internet and by accident I saw it. I was ordering one bracelet because I thought it was for a really good cause. They somehow saw I was wearing it in Madrid and they got in contact with me,”  Thiem once said.
“It’s a really good cause. It’s one of the biggest problems nowadays that we face, with all the plastic pollution. I love nature and I’m trying to support this whenever I can. I really hope to attend one of their cleanups and help. It would really be a dream for me.,” he added.

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Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his group stage match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs
Clearly, Thiem wants to protect the environment, and he has admitted that the sport he loves so much is not the most eco-friendly one. This is why he has encouraged his fellow players to raise awareness regarding this. He said,
We are a great sport and although we still produce too much waste, in particular, we can help, thanks to our influence, to set an example and launch initiatives.”

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Preserving the environment is becoming increasingly important in today’s world. It is great that Dominic Thiem is doing his best to help with this and hopefully, more people will join him in this mission.

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