Dominic Stephan Stricker, born on August 16, 2002, is a promising Swiss professional tennis player who is making waves in the tennis world. With his impressive skills and determination, Stricker has achieved significant milestones in both junior and professional tennis.
Dominic Stricker Junior Career
Stricker’s journey to success began in the junior tennis circuit, where he showcased his immense talent. He achieved a career-high junior ranking of No. 8 on February 3, 2020. One of his notable achievements during this period was winning the 2020 French Open boys’ singles title, defeating his compatriot Leandro Riedi in the final. Stricker didn’t stop there; he also clinched the 2020 French Open boys’ doubles title, partnering with Flavio Cobolli.
In 2021, Stricker made significant strides in his professional career. Ranked No. 874 in the world, he received a wildcard entry into the 2021 BSI Challenger Lugano, Switzerland. To everyone’s surprise, he emerged victorious in the tournament, defeating Vitaliy Sachko in straight sets in the final. This victory made him the third youngest Swiss player, following in the footsteps of tennis legends Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, to win an ATP Challenger title. Following this success, he made his Top 500 debut in singles.
In May of the same year, Stricker made his ATP debut at the 2021 Geneva Open as a wildcard entry. He marked his debut with a remarkable victory against former US Open champion Marin Čilić in the first round. He continued his winning streak by defeating Márton Fucsovics and reaching his first ATP tour-level quarterfinal. These achievements propelled him to a career-high World No. 334 in singles on May 24, 2021.
Stricker’s ascent continued in 2022. He broke into the top 200, reaching World No. 164 on February 7, 2022, after securing his second ATP Challenger title at the 2022 Cleveland Open. His success continued with another strong performance at the 2022 Zug Open in Switzerland, where he reached his third Challenger final and secured his second title of the season. This achievement helped him move into the top 150.
In October of the same year, at the 2022 European Open in Antwerp, Stricker defeated the seventh seed, Botic van de Zandschulp, in straight sets in the first round as a qualifier. He continued his impressive run at the 2022 Swiss Indoors, reaching the second round as a wildcard and further improving his ranking.
The year 2023 marked a significant milestone in Stricker’s career. He reached the third round of qualifying at the 2023 Australian Open, demonstrating his determination to compete at the highest level.
In May, Stricker secured his fifth Challenger title at the Prague Open, becoming the only Swiss player to achieve this feat before turning 21.
Ranked No. 116, Stricker made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2023 French Open as a lucky loser, showcasing his ability to compete among the best in the world. He continued to make headlines by winning his first Major match at the 2023 Wimbledon Championships, defeating Alexei Popyrin in a thrilling five-set match.
Stricker’s breakthrough continued at the 2023 US Open, where he reached the fourth round after qualifying for the main draw. Along the way, he defeated notable players like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Benjamin Bonzi, earning him a spot in the top 100 of the ATP rankings at World No. 90 as of September 11, 2023.
Dominic Stricker’s Family
Dominic Stricker is part of a family that includes his father, Stephan, his mother, Sabine, and his sister, Michele.