Dominic Thiem adds Thomas Muster to coaching staff

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Dominic Thiem adds Thomas Muster to coaching staff

Austrian tennis superstar Dominic Thiem has added former world No. 1 Thomas Muster to his coaching staff, per Michal Samulski. Muster, who claimed his maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open in 1995, joins head coach Nicolas Massu in the coaching staff of Thiem.

However, Austrian tennis legend Muster and Thiem won't be working regularly as the 1995 French Open champion will join the 26-year-old at only selected tournaments -- Grand Slams and Masters events. After a disappointing start to the 2019 season, Thiem hired Massu and a few months later split with his long-time coach Gunter Bresnik.

The coaching move turned out to be just what Thiem needed as, shortly after hiring Massu, the Austrian started playing much better and lifted his maiden Masters title in Indian Wells. The Austrian also had a promising run at Roland Garros but fell just short of winning a maiden Grand Slam title as once again he had no answer in the final for the record 12-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal.

With the addition of 1995 French Open champion Muster, Thiem will certainly be hoping to go a step further at Roland Garros this year.