Thiem indicators with Kosmos Sports activities Company
Dominic Thiem has signed a contract with the sports management agency Kosmos.
The US Open champion is the first major addition to the new Kosmos sports agency. Kosmos is founded and managed by FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué.
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At the head of the new division is the former tennis player Galo Blanco, who will also be Thiem's advisor.
It's a reunion for Thiem, who was trained by Blanco in 2018. Thiem won his first major crown at the 2020 US Open after falling against Novak Djokovic in the 2020 Australian Open final and finishing second behind Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros in 2018 and in 2019.
After Dominic Thiem had reached two finals at Roland-Garros (2018 and 2019) and one at the Australian Open (2020), he won his first Grand Slam, the US Open, in 2020. He also has 17 ATP titles in his name.
The Chilean two-time Olympic champion Nicolas Massu trains Thiem and is supported by his father Wolfgang Thiem, who can often be seen in his box with his physiotherapist Alex Stober, and his brother Moritz Thiem.
The number 5 in the world rankings Thiem has set a 9-8 record this season and fell in his Roland Garros opener against Pablo Andujar. Thiem, who has admitted to fighting for motivation after his defeat at the Australian Open against Grigor Dimitrov, hopes that his alliance with Kosmos can help "bring a lot of positive things".
"I'm very happy that Galo is part of the team again," said Thiem. "He was very close to me and my family, even after he stopped being my coach.
"The season has not started the way I would have liked. I'm working very hard to get back to the levels of late 2020 and adding Galo and the rest of the Kosmos team can bring a lot of positive things."
Blanco said he is keen to renew his working relationship with Thiem.
"On a personal level, I'm particularly looking forward to starting this project with Domi," said Blanco. "We have known each other for a long time and I had the opportunity to work with him in 2018. There has always been a very good relationship and I think that, together with his sports team, his family and Kosmos, it will become a great team."
Blanco will leave his position as competition director of Kosmos Tennis to devote himself to the new project. Albert Costa, currently director of the Davis Cup finals, will also take on the role of competition director.
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