Breaking Popular Myths About Dominic Thiem and His Rigorous Training Regime

December 1, 2020 12:20 am

One of the brightest tennis stars of the 2020 ATP Tour is undoubtedly the Austrian, Dominic Thiem. He clenched his maiden Grand Slam at the US Open and became World No. 3. But while the 27-year-old found enormous success, several bizarre myths about his training also started floating around. As we only began to learn more about the Austrian-born, we also found some interesting facts about him.

The year started perfectly for the Austrian as he made it into the last-two in Australia. Continuing ahead with his strong form, he ended the season by appearing in the last game of the season. This fleet of great performances attracted many irrational notions as a reason for his growth.

Myth: Dominic Thiem trained with tree trunks on his back

Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Toby Melville

Apart from his title, completing a season at 25-9 itself can be considered as a successful year. Thiem is also voted as the player who will end the dominance of the Big Three in tennis. When such an incredible rise and expectations come from a person, it is only natural that incredible stories follow.

However, the Austrian never trained with tree trunks on his back. But it is also true that fitness stands at the peak of his priorities. Along with fitness, Dominic is also psyched about soccer and owns a team too.

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Myth: Dominic went on night runs in the woods

Tennis – ATP 500 – Erste Bank Open – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria – Austria’s Dominic Thiem in action during his quarter-final match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

According to the ATP Tour, Thiem won 52% of the total points throughout the season. Carrying that forward the reigning champion of New York has confirmed his participation at the Tokyo Olympics 2021. Additionally, he will also play alongside Roger Federer in the Rod Laver Cup.

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Coming back to his training, Dominic goes on night runs in the woods also became a popular myth. Another one is that he swims in ice-cold rivers to meet the needs of a tennis season. All but the fact that he dedicatedly trains pre-season in Miami is false. His consistency and his strength come from the well of potential he has.

As far as the future goes, Dominic has a lot of titles and myths to add to his name. The challenges will grow because from now on he will enter the arena as a Grand Slam winner. Although for the Austrian professional, he seems to have been waiting for this all his life.

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