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Thiem sidelines coach for clay-court campaign

10th April 2019, 12:31 by Simon Barlow

Dominic Thiem has dropped long-time coach Gunter Bresnik, with the Austrian now deciding to work only with Nicolas Massu.

Bresnik, who has trained the 25-year-old since he was a child, is not scheduled to accompany the world number five to any events during the clay-court campaign.

Thiem hinted at the decision to sideline the coach at a press conference a few days ago.

"Fifteen or sixteen years, I spent more time with him than my parents and he probably than with his children," said Thiem. "It's like a marriage, there are good times and bad times."

Thiem has been training with his father, Wolfgang, also a coach and a personal friend of Bresnik.

"On Wednesday, Dominic flies to the ATP -1000 tournament in Monte Carlo," said Wolfgang Thiem. "That's where Nicolas Massu comes in and they practice four or five days there until the tournament starts.

"It's a fork in the road. Dominic wants to make decisions and try different things. If you have a very dominant father, you also want to try something out yourself and make one or two mistakes. You have to make mistakes yourself in order to decide what is right or wrong."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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