French Open final vs Nadal was like climbing Everest for Thiem, says coach


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French Open final vs Nadal was like climbing Everest for Thiem, says coach

The Dominic Thiem's coach Gunter Bresnik recalled this year's French Open final loss to Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard dominated the match prevailing in straight sets, just a few weeks after the loss to the Austrian in Madrid.

Speaking to tennis.net, Bresnik said: 'For Dominic, the loss in Paris final felt like a climber from 200 meters under Everest top. You may have to wait for two or three years for your next chance and it may not be back anymore.

These are the thoughts that go through your head as a player. And it bothers a lot a fighter like Dominic.' On the too long season, Bresnik added: 'How much does a normal person work? How much does he rest? Three weeks? Four? Tennis players usually have one or two months.

And they start complaining in August about how long the season is. I think complaining for the long season is silly, a fashion.' On the qualities of a coach, Bresnik said: 'Toughness is the basics, nothing more, and the right severity.

There are many coaches who can teach you something, but they unaware about the mental and physical limits. Good coaches stay on the back of the court and they say something only when it is right at that moment. It may happen that a good coach often says nothing for several minutes.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title