Dominic Thiem's pre-tournament prep at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires went to the dogs.
The top seed spent part of his Sunday lending his time to encourage people to adopt needy dogs. Thiem supported the work of Flojitos de Papeles, an NGO that gives street dogs a temporary home until they can be placed in permanent housing. The dogs also receive essential health care so that they are suitable for adoption when a home opens up.
"All of them are really beautiful creatures and most of them need our help," said Thiem. "I always feel good when I'm surrounded by dogs, especially when they're all really nice like I experienced today. It would be amazing if they could find a nice home here. I'd like to adopt all of them!"
The World No. 8 will begin his Buenos Aires campaign against the winner between local qualifier Facundo Bagnis and Maximillan Marterer of Germany. . read full article