Dominic Thiem split with his coach Gunter Bresnik earlier this year. The Austrian player started working with Nicolas Massu in February and in a press conference in Beijing he commented on how the transition was like. "The thing with separation was after a long period.
I think it was time. It was the best decision for me personally. With Nico, we didn't know each other so we started brand-new before Indian Wells. We had great success straightaway. Now we know each other, we start to know each other, start to know what's best for me in the practices.
It's important. Things are going very well. I think I'm probably having the best season of my career so far points-wise and also results-wise. I think I'm on the right way. I'm looking forward for everything what comes next", said Thiem.
On Andy Murray's level, Thiem added: "I was very impressed today. But on the same time I knew that he's going to play very well because you don't beat players like Berrettini or Norrie for a reason. Also last week he was the only one to push de Minaur to the limit on the way to de Minaur's title.
I expected that he's going to play well. It's just impressive how he's coming back from his tough injury. It's great for everybody. It's great for us players, great for tennis in general. If he continues to play like in this week, we'll see him pretty soon on the top top again."