My Story: A Good Accident Led Thiem To Environmental Cause
While Dominic Thiem is highly driven and a passionate competitor between the lines, he carries that same attitude to his endeavors off the court. The Austrian is looking to make the world a better and safer place, rallying behind a cause that is close to his heart: helping the environment.
Thiem supports an organisation called '4ocean', which strives to preserve the world's oceans and create a more habitable ecosystem for marine life. In less than two years, they have removed more than four million pounds of trash from oceans and coastlines.
"I was surfing on the Internet and by accident I saw it," he says of his involvement with 4ocean. "I was ordering one bracelet because I thought it was for a really good cause. They somehow saw I was wearing it in Madrid and they got in contact with me.
"It's a really good cause. It's one of the biggest problems nowadays that we face, with all the plastic pollution. I love nature and I'm trying to support this whenever I can. I really hope to attend one of their cleanups and help. It would really be a dream for me."
Thiem discusses why supporting the environment is so important to him in this ATP My Story delivered by FedEx.