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'What are you talking about?' Kyrgios blasts Thiem in virus row

Jul 08, 2020 - 7:21 PM

The ever-controversial Nick Kyrgios continues to call out erring top tennis players

OUTSPOKEN. Nick Kyrgios fires back at world No. 3 Dominic Thiem this time. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Thiem expects U.S. Open decision next week

Jul 05, 2020 - 6:59 PM

As virus cases surge again in the US, world No. 3 Dominic Thiem trusts organizers will make the right decision 'if they see any danger'

LESSON LEARNED. Dominic Thiem admits the players made 'a mistake' during the tennis charity event hosted by Novak Djokovic. File photo by Michael Dodge/EPA-EFE

'Mistake': Thiem regrets playing in Djokovic's Adria Tour

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:51 AM

‘Our behavior was a mistake, we acted too euphorically,’ says world No. 3 Dominic Thiem

CLEARED. Dominic Thiem says he has tested negative or coronavirus 5 times. File photo from AustralianOpen

Algerian tennis player hits back at No. 3 Thiem over hurtful words

May 13, 2020 - 10:45 PM

Ines Ibbou wins support with an emotional video after world No. 3 Dominic Thiem said lower-ranked players are not ‘going to starve’ amid the tennis shutdown

PASSION. Ines Ibbou says helping players also means helping the game survive. Photo from Ibbou’s Instagram (@ines_ibbou)

Thiem says struggling players don't deserve his hard-won money

Apr 27, 2020 - 6:48 PM

World No. 3 Dominic Thiem says he would rather help people or organizations that really need money after plans to aid lower-ranked players were laid out

SKEPTICAL. Dominic Thiem says lower-ranked players are not going to starve during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Thiem thwarted in bid to pass Federer in world rankings

Feb 23, 2020 - 6:24 PM

World No. 4 Dominic Thiem misses a chance to dislodge one of tennis' Big Three

Photo by Michael Dodge.EPA-EFE

'Small details' – Thiem says Big Three breakthrough not far away

Feb 03, 2020 - 3:48 PM

Despite falling short of a Grand Slam for the third time, Dominic Thiem believes he and other young guns can break the title monopoly between tennis' Big Three

NEARLY THERE. Dominic Thiem nearly captures his first Grand Slam but falls prey to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Djokovic beats Thiem in five-set thriller to win eighth Australian Open

Feb 02, 2020 - 9:30 PM

Novak Djokovic comes from behind for his 17th Grand Slam title to move closer to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the all-time list

CHAMP AGAIN. Novak Djokovic captures his eighth Australian Open title. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Can he topple 'king' Novak? Thiem looks for chinks in Djokovic's armor

Feb 02, 2020 - 9:15 AM

Dominic Thiem plays down his chances, but the 26-year-old Austrian has the weapons to trouble Novak Djokovic

CHALLENGER. Novak Djokovic (left) thinks it's just a matter of time before Dominic Thiem wins a Grand Slam. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Thiem outlasts Zverev to make Australian Open final

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:48 PM

After shocking world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, Austrian Dominic Thiem rallies past German Alexander Zverev to reach the Australian Open title match

SENSATIONAL. Dominic Thiem (left) bundles out Alexander Zverev in the semifinal, saying it's 'unreal' to reach the title match. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Thiem stuns Nadal in 'epic' to set up semifinal with Zverev

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:14 AM

Beaten by Rafael Nadal in the last two French Open finals, Dominic Thiem gets his sweet revenge as he advances to the Australian Open semifinals

BREAKTHROUGH. Dominic Thiem finally beats Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam tournament after 5 tries. Photo from Instagram/@AustralianOpen

Nadal wary of Thiem threat, Wawrinka revives past glories

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Rafael Nadal has beaten Dominic Thiem in all the 5 times they faced in Grand Slams, but he remains on his toes as he looks to reach the Australian Open semis

PICKING UP STEAM. Rafael Nadal says he is playing better as the Australian Open progresses. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Monfils says hand fine after video game nasty

Jan 26, 2020 - 7:29 PM

Gael Monfils will try to beat Dominic Thiem to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals despite his injured hand

ACCIDENT. Gael Monfils hit his right hand against a headboard while playing a computer game. File photo by Darren England/EPA-EFE

Thiem confident 'Big Three' will be toppled at Slams

Jan 02, 2020 - 4:56 PM

'I think we challenged them already a lot,' says world No. 4 Dominic Thiem as the young guns try to upset the Big Three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

CHALLENGER. Rafael Nadal (right) hugs Dominic Thiem after beating the 26-year-old Austrian in the 2019 French Open final. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Nadal rampant at U.S. Open as Thiem, Tsitsipas lead exodus

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Rafael Nadal kicks off his US Open 2019 campaign with a clinical victory as 4 players in the world's top 10 drop out in the first round

EASY START. Rafael Nadal makes quick work of Australian John Millman. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Thiem offers Serena doubles match after French Open row

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Hoping to put the controversy behind, French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem offers to partner with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles

MOVING ON. Dominic Thiem says he has already forgotten about the post-match incident with tennis superstar Serena Williams. Photos from Roland Garros (Thiem) and Rappler file (Williams)

Thiem 'closer' to 'dream' Grand Slam title

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Dominic Thiem has been beaten by Rafael Nadal for back-to-back years in the French Open final

BOUNCE BACK. Dominic Thiem says he will try again next year to capture the French Open title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)

Nadal tells Thiem: 'You'll win it one day'

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:57 AM

For the second straight time, Thiem falls prey to Nadal in the French Open final

I'LL BE BACK. Dominic Thiem (right) says he will try again after getting beaten by Rafael Nadal for the French Open crown. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)

History man Nadal cruises to 12th French Open title

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:02 AM

Capturing his 18th Grand Slam crown, the Spanish great is now just two behind the all-time record of 20 majors set by old rival Roger Federer

LEGEND. Since 2005, there were only 3 times Rafael Nadal did not win the French Open title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)

'Incredible' dream: Nadal faces Thiem for 12th French Open title

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Written off numerous times in his career, the Spanish great continues to showcase his mastery as he guns for a record-extending Roland Garros crown

REMATCH. Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem clash again in the French Open final. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)

Thiem ends Djokovic history bid, faces Nadal for French Open title

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:13 AM

Austrian Dominic Thiem upsets world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to set up a final showdown against defending champion Rafael Nadal

GRUELING. Austria's Dominic Thiem (right) and Serbia's Novak Djokovic shake hands at the end of their grueling semifinal match played over two days. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Djokovic embracing history and Thiem's 'Ringo Starr' threat

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:31 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic faces an 'unheralded' Dominic Thiem in the French Open semifinals

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Germany's Alexander Zverev during their men's singles quarter-final match on day twelve of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Thiem 'forgets' Serena incident, hits 'tweener' past Monfils

Jun 04, 2019 - 11:05 AM

'So I think it was a little bit (of a) mistake of her, mistake of the officials, but as I said, it's forgotten,' says Thiem

TWEENER. Dominic Thiem flashes his skills in scoring a tweener past Gael Monfils. Photo from Roland-Garros Twitter

Thiem blasts Serena 'bad personality' in French Open press conference row

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:08 PM

The Austrian is booted out of his own press conference so that organizers could accommodate the American star

FRUSTRATED. Dominic Thiem says every player needs to wait for their turn on press conferences. Photos from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)

Thiem rages at press conference eviction for Serena

Jun 02, 2019 - 2:04 PM

'I have to leave the room because she's coming. What the hell, I don't care,' says Austrian star Dominic Thiem after getting kicked out of his media conference to give way to Serena Williams

Austria's Dominic Thiem returns the ball to Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles second round match on day five of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 30, 2019. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

Federer denied by Thiem of sixth Indian Wells title

Mar 18, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The Swiss great misses a chance of breaking his tie with Novak Djokovic for most Indian Wells championships

STREAK OVER. Roger Federer sees his streak of 20 straight finals triumphs when winning the opening set. Photo from Hopman Cup Twitter

Nadal on epic US Open match: 'I suffered, that's the right word'

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Rafael Nadal outlasts Dominic Thiem in a near five-hour battle to advance to his seventh semifinal match

PUNISHING DUEL. Spain's Rafael Nadal consoles Austria's Dominic Thiem, who said the grueling match 'didn't really deserve a loser.' Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Nadal insists passing Federer's 20 Slams not on agenda

Jun 11, 2018 - 7:56 AM

The world number one captures his 11th French Open crown despite late injury scare

Nadal eyes 11th French Open title as clock ticks

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The world number one battles Dominic Thiem for the crown after dispatching Juan Martin Del Potro in the semis

CLAY KING. Spain's Rafael Nadal remains heavily favored in the finals, but he faces Austria's Dominic Thiem, the only man to beat the him on clay in the last two years. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Cecchinato stuns Djokovic as Keys, Stephens set up all American semis

Jun 06, 2018 - 9:11 AM

World number 72 Marco Cecchinato becomes the first Italian man to reach the Grand Slam semis since 1978

UNBELIEVABLE. World number 72 Marco Cecchinato celebrates after upsetting 12-time major Novak Djokovic to become the lowest-ranked man to reach the French Open men's semis since 1999. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Thiem routs weary Zverev to reach 3rd straight French Open semi-final

Jun 05, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The Austrian 7th seed cruises through a 3-set victory over Zverev who ran out of gas

3RD STRAIGHT. Dominic Thiem will face either 2016 champion and 12-time major winner Novak Djokovic or Italy's world number 72 Marco Cecchinato in his 3rd straight French Open semis. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Madrid champ Zverev next to Federer, Nadal, says Thiem

May 14, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Tagged as a future star, the 21-year-old German powers past Dominic Thiem to rule the Madrid Masters

RISING STAR. A Grand Slam breakthrough may be close as Germany's Alexander Zverev bags his 3rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Thiem ends Nadal's magical clay court streak

May 12, 2018 - 9:08 AM

Austria's Dominic Thiem stuns Rafael Nadal just a day after the world number one Spaniard records a 50-set winning streak on clay

UPSET. Rafael Nadal’s shock loss to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters paves the way for Roger Federer to reclaim the world number one ranking. Photo by Oscar Del Pozo/AFP

Qatar Open kicks off 2018 season without big stars

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:34 PM

The Qatar Open will be without their usual A-list headline acts

NUMBER ONE SEED. With Djokovic pulling out of the tournament, the number one seed is handed over to world number 5 Dominic Thiem. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

The King of Clay is here to stay

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM

There s much to appreciate about the next generation but Rafael Nadal has shown he isn t ready to leave the grand stage just yet

DOMINANCE. The future will have to wait as Rafael Nadal remains the King of Clay. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Nadal sets sights on 10th French Open title in Wawrinka duel

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:02 AM

Rafael Nadal demolishes Dominic Thiem to book a showdown with Stan Wawrinka

FINAL SHOWDOWN. Rafael Nadal is in dominant form as he tears through Dominic Thiem to advance to the final. Photo by Francois Xavier Marit/AFP

McEnroe accuses Djokovic of giving up at French Open

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:33 AM

John McEnroe blasts Novak Djokovic accusing him of mailing it in during his loss against Dominic Thiem

OUSTED. A year after holding all 4 Grand Slam titles, Novak Djokovic is left fighting to prove he is still a relevant force. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Thiem sends Djokovic crashing out of French Open

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:46 PM

Dominic Thiem will face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals after eliminating the world number two Novak Djokovic

UPSET. Dominic Thiem sends Novak Djokovic to his earliest French Open exit in 7 years. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Djokovic crushes Thiem to secure Zverev Rome final

May 21, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Everything that I intended to do I have done it and even more Novak Djokovic says of his match against Dominic Thiem

Brilliant Thiem ends Nadal winning streak in Rome

May 20, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Dominic Thiem will now meet the winner of the quarter final clash between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro

WINNER. After defeating the 4th seeded Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem now has a 17-3 record on clay this year. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Nadal edges out Thiem for 5th Madrid Masters title

May 15, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Rafael Nadal now moves above Roger Federer to 4th in the world rankings

VICTORIOUS. Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Dominic Thiem at the end of their ATP Madrid Open final match in Madrid. Photo by Oscar del Pozo/AFP

Djokovic, Murray have history on minds at French Open

Jun 03, 2016 - 4:02 AM

Novak Djokovic seeks his first French Open crown while Andy Murray looks to become the first British man in the final in 79 years

HISTORY ON DECK. Novak Djokovic celebrates with a ball boy after winning against Tomas Berdych in the French Open quarters. Photo by Robert Ghement/EPA

Serena, Djokovic march on, Thiem impresses at rainy French Open

May 29, 2016 - 7:10 PM

On a rainy French Open Saturday Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic enter the last 16

ON TO LAST 16. Serena Williams in action against Kristina Mladenovic during their women's single third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 28 May 2016.​​​​ Photo by ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA