Dominic Thiem in a Relationship With German Circus Performer

Published 01/07/2021, 11:19 AM 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)


With the new year, Dominic Thiem made the world know that he is dating German Circus Performer and dancer Lili-Paul Roncalli. Both of them shared Instagram stories on their respective Instagram handles to show their love for each other.

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Lili Paul is a German circus performer. She is also a great dancer. Lilly won the ‘Let’s Dance’ reality dance show recently in May 2020.

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The relationship between Thiem and Lilly had been in rumors for months. And now silently both of them have put all rumors to rest.

Dominic Thiem’s earlier relationship with Kristina Mladenovic

Earlier, Thiem was in a highly publicized relationship with women’s doubles star Kristina Mladenovic. The pair got together in 2017. Mladenovic was often seen in Thiem’s box and was present when Thiem had reached his first Grand Slam final at the 2018 French Open. The pair split in November 2019. Thiem indicated that they split as they couldn’t maintain the relationship in the rigorous tennis schedule.

Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrates with the 2020 US Open trophy. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Nicolas Massu on coaching Dominic Thiem

Thiem’s tennis partnership with coach Nicolas Massu is going very strong. Massu has been instrumental in Thiem’s rise to prominence on the ATP tour. Massu led Thiem to his first Grand Slam title at the 2020 US Open. And now Thiem finds himself ranked third in the ATP rankings, trailing just behind Rafa Nadal.

Massu has spoken greatly about Thiem. The Chilean coach has a fantastic relationship with his pupil and thus this bond has led to strong performances from Thiem.

“When you connect with a boy like Dominic who has the same feeling and trains with great intensity…you don’t have to say anything because he is giving his best version,”

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“I knew that he would improve on hard courts with some minor tweaks to his game. But he is very receptive and always looking to improve. He is a very good guy, an example for all kids,”  Massu said.

Coach Nicolas Massu, Dominic Thiem of Austria and Wolfgang Thiem talk. (Photo by Andrea Kareth /SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Taking momentum from 2020, Thiem is looking towards a higher 2021. Ranking wise he can break the top two with the Australian Open 2021 triumph. Further, with his increased pedigree on hard court Grand Slams, Thiem has hit his peak. Do you think Thiem will win another Grand Slam in 2021?

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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