Coach Gunter Bresnik reveals the main person behind Dominic Thiem's success


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Coach Gunter Bresnik reveals the main person behind Dominic Thiem's success

Dominic Thiem's coach Gunter Bresnik praised the Austrian player's success in the Indian Wells final over Roger Federer. "I am very happy for Dominic because he deserved winning the title. He did not start well the year physically but he went improving little by little.

A big credit goes to Nicolas Massu. Thiem needed someone who was not as instinct as me. Massu brought him many things", said Bresnik in an interview to Kurier. He also spoke highly of the three-set semifinal win over Milos Raonic on Saturday in Indian Wells.

"I rarely saw such a good performance", admitted Bresnik. There were already some good matches in the past on hard courts against Kevin Anderson and Rafael Nadal at the 2018 US Open. "But against this kind of player, I would say it was the best match.

Dominic made just a few unforced errors, seven or eight. I felt that when the ball is in game, you have to hit a couple of miraculous shots against Dominic." Asked if he will play the Davis Cup finals in Madrid, Bresnik replied: "It is decided year by year.

This year he will not be there. You have to win this way as well. For 2020, we will sit with the new president." Before the match against Federer, Bresnik had said: "When Thiem plays well, he beats the best in the world.

He beat Nadal twice on clay, he beat Federer on grass. And then it always looked always like he could not play well on hard."