Austrian star Dominic Thiem has enjoyed a lot of success during his career, and his biggest win came this year at the US Open. This was the Austrian’s first-ever Grand Slam title after having failed to win one in his previous three finals.
Dominic was obviously delighted about this victory, and his family was equally happy for him. In a recent interview, his grandfather Josef Mullner said that he was ‘proud as many grandpas’ after the Austrian finally succeeded.
The US Open win was a big achievement for Thiem, but he also has other goals he wants to fulfill. One of those is the World No. 1 ranking. He is currently at No. 3 and his grandfather is confident that he will get there as he said, “Number 1 will come.”
After losing in the French Open quarterfinals, Dominic Thiem returned to tennis at the Vienna Open. He played his first match against Vitaliy Sachko, and many were expecting him to win it easily. However, that was not the case. The Austrian had to work very hard throughout the match. But, in the end, he came through 6-4, 7-5.
Since Vienna is his home, Dominic will definitely want to win the title. However, he cannot earn any points there as he is the defending champion. To go up in the rankings, the events he will be looking out for are – the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals.
If he manages to win both titles, the Austrian will earn 1610 points. This would put him ahead of Rafael Nadal and make him the new World No. 2. He definitely wants to achieve this and his grandfather is surely hoping that he will.