Chelsea fan and tennis star Dominic Thiem was delighted after meeting his childhood idol José Mourinho at ATP Finals in London.
The Austrian tennis player is participating at the last ATP tournament of the year at O2 Arena, London, and he met Chelsea legend José Mourinho after his game against Novak Djokovic last Sunday, with the Manchester United manager watching his great performance from the VIP box courtside.
Thiem, a long-time Chelsea fan, lost 2-1 after winning a strong challengend first set against the ex Number 1 in ATP ranking, but Portuguese was full of praise with him and presented him with his VIP pass with a special dedication: “A star is born, a big hug”.
Thiem, number 10 in ATP ranking, revealed after his win against Gael Monfils today that became a Chelsea fan when he was 12, during Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea and that the Portuguese was one of his childhood heroes. Meeting Jose was a dream coming true for him and the Austrian tennis player also revealed that the ex Blues boss nice words gave him a special motivation, in addition to relieving his disappointment for the defeat.