Coach Nicolas Massu has encouraged his pupil Dominic Thiem to keep his head up despite losing the French Open final as the Chilean believes the bigger things are coming for the Austrian. The 25-year-old failed to lift his maiden Grand Slam title this past Sunday as he couldn't find a way to dethrone the French Open king Rafael Nadal.
For the second year in a row, the Austrian was beaten in the French Open final by Nadal but this time he avoided a straight-set loss as the Spaniard won 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1. Massu, who was added to Thiem's team in February, helped the Austrian win his maiden Masters 1000 title in Indian Wells but the two will have to wait for another chance to win a Grand Slam title together.
"Congratulations Dominic Thiem for this two amazing weeks and for reaching the finals in Roland Garros. You are a great champion on and off the court! Bigger things are coming in the future," Massu tweeted. Thiem will now focus on the grass season as it will be interesting to see how will the Austrian perform at Wimbledon.