Dominic Thiem to bid adieu to the tennis world at the end of the 2024 season

The 30-year-old Austrian tennis player, Dominic Thiem, has taken the decision to say goodbye to the tennis fraternity at the end of the 2024 season. Thiem, a Grand Slam winner, has taken this tough decision to end his tennis career at the end of this year due to two big reasons.

Thiem announced his retirement news on social media and said, “Hello everybody. I have to tell you a very important, a very sad, but very beautiful message that the season 2024 is going to be my last one,” Thiem said in a video posted on Instagram. “I am going to finish my career at the end of the season.”

Thiem has been a wonderful tennis player in his career, achieving remarkable heights. Even though he was troubled with injuries for the majority of his career, Thiem fought against all odds and showed remarkable dedication, perseverance, and love for the sport.

While announcing his retirement, Thiem mentioned two big reasons for the same. He said, “There are some reasons behind it. Firstly my wrist is not exactly the way it should be and it is not exactly the way how I want it and the second reason is my inner feeling. I was thinking about this decision. I was thinking about this decision for a very long time. I was thinking very carefully about it. I was thinking about the whole journey as a tennis player which was incredible.”

Let us relive the ten best moments of Dominic Thiem’s tennis career.

In 2014, at the Madrid Open, 20-year-old Dominic Thiem made his ATP Tour debut by defeating world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in a spectacular display of ability and dedication. Two years later, at Roland-Garros, Thiem reached his first Grand Slam semifinal, demonstrating his clay court brilliance.

In 2018, at the same venue, he made his maiden Grand Slam final, demonstrating his consistency and developing confidence on the big stage. Thiem astonished Roger Federer the next year at Indian Wells, winning his first Masters 1000 championship and proving that he can compete on hard courts as well.

Later the same year, at Roland Garros, Thiem stopped Novak Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak by reaching back-to-back finals. Winning his home tournament in Vienna later that year and winning the ATP Finals demonstrated his adaptability and ability to perform under pressure.

Thiem won a tremendous match against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in 2020, advancing to his first Australian Open final. His childhood desire was accomplished in 2020, when he won the US Open against all odds and finally received what he deserved. Ultimately, Thiem saved five match points in what will likely be his final ATP Tour final in Kitzbuhel in 2023, paying respect to his career in front of his hometown fans.