Thiem and Mladenovic split

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Relationships between tennis players don't seem to go well. Hewitt and Clijsters, Stan and Donna, all the way back to Jimmy and Chris.

Fred and Mirka beat the trend of course. Not sure if Andre and Steffi count as both retired?
I believe your statement is accurate, if it’s just restricted to couples of both active tennis players.
 

MeatTornado

Legend
After Mirka retired, she became Fed's employee - that's why she travelled with him.
Wikipedia: "...a recurring foot injury prevented Vavrinec from progressing further up the rankings, eventually forcing her retirement from competitive tennis in 2002. Following her retirement, she took on the role of Federer's public relations manager, traveling with him on tour."
Thank goodness we have a Fed devotee so knowledgeable about his early career! :D
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
Unlike Chrissie, Kim and Donna, I don't have the impression Mirka was ever that serious about her tennis career. After she and Roger became an item she wasted no time in dropping it (gave out injury as the excuse but I've never been too convinced).
I already doubted it myself. But then on the other hand, it’s not that Federer was the Federer we know today when all that happened. Everybody saw how talented he was, but nobody could foresee he would be the undisputed king of the tennis world.

It would be an easier decision in 2005 or so, but Mirka retired from her own career much earlier.
 

Raiden

Hall of Fame
They did follow each other on Instagram before. Kristina even used to like and comment on his Insta posts.
No don't conflate "likes" into here. You don't need to follow in order to like.

Are you sure they were following each other until recently? There's no indication of that at all.

Anyways water under the bridge — the split is now confirmed: Domi admitted it for the first time

 
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Mainad

Bionic Poster
I already doubted it myself. But then on the other hand, it’s not that Federer was the Federer we know today when all that happened. Everybody saw how talented he was, but nobody could foresee he would be the undisputed king of the tennis world.

It would be an easier decision in 2005 or so, but Mirka retired from her own career much earlier.
I have the impression that Mirka is a very shrewd judge of character and of how far somebody will go.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
For the record, Agassi & Graf were an item before they retired. Kudos to their longevity from someone who's been married almost 40 years. :)
Graf was already in her last season when they became serious though. Agassi played on for a few more years.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I think Graf retiring within months is pretty telling here
No... Agassi had been pursuing Steffi for years but she was with Michael Schumacher. She had firmly decided to retire during the month of December, 1998. She and Agassi first dated March, 1999. Her relationship with Andre began after she had firmly determined to retire. Andre becoming her boyfriend had nothing to do with it.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
And I think Graf's knee(s) had more to do with her retirement than Andre's love.
Exactly, there is no connection between Steffi retiring and Andre coming into her life. She had made the decision before any romance with Agassi, it's all in his book.
 
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