Wolfgang Thiem says his son Dominic Thiem and coach Nicolas Massu get along perfectly on and off the court. After a disappointing start to the season, world No. 5 Thiem wanted to make a few changes as he was desperate to turn things around.
The Austrian hired 2004 Olympic gold winner Massu in February and since then the two have had lots of success together. "Nico is awesome, they get along great. He brought in a loose style. If you go into the locker room now, they are joking and laughing.
In the past, it used to be a bit stiff. This is extremely important for Dominic, it's perfect," Wolfgang told Kurier, as revealed by De_Nela/Twitter. Shortly after Massu was brought in, Thiem claimed his maiden Masters title in Indian Wells after stunning Roger Federer in the final.
The Austrian also fulfilled his goal of winning it all in front of his home fans in Kitzbuhel and Vienna, while he also ended victorious in Barcelona and Beijing. Thiem also had a promising run at Roland Garros but once again fell just short of winning his maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open as he was beaten in the final for the second consecutive year by Rafael Nadal.