Dominic Thiem Becomes 12th Man To Reach $30 Million In Career Prize Money

Dominic Thiem Becomes 12th Man To Reach $30 Million In Career Prize Money

by Nurein Ahmed

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Former US Open champion Dominic Thiem became the 12th ATP player in history to attain and cross the $30 million mark in career prize money.

Thiem is one of eight active players who have hit that mark. He has earned $720,322 in yearly prize money this season so far. The Austrian star is not far off from cracking the Top 10 in that list, sitting just behind tennis great Andre Agassi (11th) and injured Croatian star Marin Cilic (10th). His career earnings add up to $30,003,212.

Thiem turned professional in 2011, peaking at No. 2 in the junior rankings. On the pro tour, he was ranked as high as World No. 3. He reached three Grand Slam finals during his heydays, famously winning the 2020 US Open, after storming back from two sets to love down in the final.

Even though he dropped outside the world's Top 100 this week and looking a shadow of his former self, Thiem has enjoyed a resurgent season in 2023. The 17-time ATP titlist memorably reached his first ATP final since 2020 in Kitzbuhel, during the brief clay-court season post-Wimbledon.

Thiem had saved five match points in beating Laslo Djere in the semifinal but had little left in the tank in the final where he suffered a routine straight-sets loss to Sebastian Baez. It looked like he had turned the tide until a stomach upset forced him to retire from his second-round match at the US Open.

The 30-year-old spent two weeks recovering and couldn't pick up a racket for nearly a month. He returned to the ATP Tour in late September and reached a quarterfinal in Astana. His most recent tournament participation was in Vienna where he fell to a first-round defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas, but left the Greek impressed with his performance.

Novak Djokovic is tennis' top earner when it comes to prize money having amassed over $175 million in his storied career, ahead of the traditional Big Four members of Roger Federer ($130.5 million), Rafael Nadal ($134.6 million) and Andy Murray ($64.2 million).


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