The ATP 500 event Rio Open has confirmed Dominic Thiem will participate in the tournament. This is the first event that Thiem will play after his epic final against Novak Djokovic Down Under. And he has a new objective, other than a Major that is, Nature!
Dominic Thiem wants to champion sustainability
Thiem put in a class performance in the Australian Open. He was the embodiment of humility and a gracious runner-up. Djokovic outlasted Thiem, but the Austrian came close to a victory.
It takes a colossal effort to beat Novak in a final, over 5 sets. Especially at Melbourne Park. Well, Thiem put in a colossal effort but unfortunately still felt a bit short. But he took heart from the defeat and renewed his resolve to capture a Slam.
Thiem won over a ton of fans with this Summer season in Australia. Now imagine Dominic taking all this positive energy and putting it into another great cause like protecting the nature.
The World No.4 sat out this weeks Argentina Open in Buenos Aires to recuperate. He will soon make his first appearance, after the Australian Open final, on February 17 at the Rio Open.
As the event draws closer, the organizers of Rio Open announced Dominic Thiem as their Sustainability ambassador. Here’s what the new ambassador had to say.
“I think the planet and our nature is really, really beautiful, but it’s also in danger. For myself, the most important thing is to support it and to protect it. And to keep it for as long as possible.”
He also talks about protecting the wildlife and the environment and finishes it off with a resolve.
“It’s one of the biggest goals I have. I have to have a good influence on it.”
A global star like Dominic Thiem taking up the mantle of protecting our planet will go a long way into the cause. He is already staking his claim as the champion of the people.
As of Monday, Thiem will be back on the court. he will face many good clay court players like Matteo Berrettini, Diego Schwartzman, Fernando Verdasco, but he remains the man to beat.