by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Success hasn’t changed Dominic Thiem.
The 22-year-old Austrian has been a rising star among ATP World Tour tennis players.
He finished 2014 ranked 39th in the world. Last year, he was 20th.
After claiming four titles so far this season, his ranking hit a career high, earning him a place among the coveted top 10.
Along the way defeating Rafael Nadal on clay and Roger Federer on grass, he won the tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Acapulco, Mexico; Nice, France; and Stuttgart, Germany.
“It’s not different at all. I’m the same person, and I will always be the same person. I won’t change only because I’m top 10,” Thiem said.
“It’s nice. It was a big goal. But still I’m the same person like a couple years ago.”