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Coach Bresnik Takes Responsibility For Dominic Thiem’s ‘F***’ Schedule

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Unlike the likes of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem doesn’t take it easy when it comes to his tournament schedule.

 

This week the Austrian will play in his fourth consecutive tournament on the ATP Tour at the Mexico Open, his seventh of the year. In 2017 he has already won 12 matches across three different continents on three different surfaces. Thiem’s biggest achievement of the year so far occurred in Rio on the Clay when he defeated Pablo Carreno Busta to lift his eighth ATP title on Sunday.

Thiem’s commitment and dedication to the sport is something tennis fans admire. Still, concerns have been raised about the effects of such a busy schedule of his physical fitness. Last year he competed in 27 tournaments, winning titles in four of them and earning a place in the ATP World Tour Finals for the first time in his career.

The Austrian has his schedule looked after by his coach Gunther Bresnik, who has a wealth of experience in working with top players on the ATP Tour. During an interview with Brazilian site O Global on Sunday, the 55-year-old admitted that he was behind Thiem’s ‘F***’ schedule.

“The tournament schedule was really stupid. It’s all my fault.” Said Bresnik. “Sometimes there are personal reasons involved. For example, Paul McNamee is the director of Sofia, Krajicek in Rotterdam, and he always played there. In Rio, he had great memories from last year. They asked if they wanted to play there, too. And Acapulco is the fourth tournament.
“You end up with a f ***** calendar.”

With so many tournament commitments, some might expect Thiem to take it easier in his practice sessions. This is however not the case. Philipp Kohlschreiber once spoke about the 23-year-old spending 12 hours training a day. The claim has been confirmed by Bresnik, who provided some insight into a typical training day for the world No.9.

“We started at 8:00 AM running, then he took a coffee and back to practice. Then we had lunch and finished at 8:00 PM.’” Bresnik revealed.

Currently ranked inside the top 10, the Bresnik-Thiem approach is to avoid the criticism and let the tennis do the talking. It is a tough and tiring approach, but it is also one that could elevate Thiem to the top of the men’s game once the era of the ‘Big Four’ comes to an end.

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VIDEO: Rafael Nadal, Karolina Pliskova Conqueror Rome

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta looks back on the final day of action at this year’s Italian Open.

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After a week full of mayhem both on and off the court, the winners of the 2019 Italian Open have been decided.

 

Under the guidance of four-time winner Conchita Martinez, Kasrolina Pliskova claimed the women’s title. Making her the first Czech woman to triumph in Rome since 1978. Pliskova now has 13 WTA titles to her name, of which three were won on the clay.

Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal claimed his ninth trophy at the Foro Italico. The Spaniard disposed of Novak Djokovic in three sets to claim his first title of 2019.

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Ubitennis looks ahead to the men’s final at this year’s Italian Open.

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Sunday will see the 54th instalment of one of the greatest rivalries of the Open Era at the Italian Masters in Rome.

 

Novak Djokovic will take on Rafael Nadal in the men’s final. Second seed Nadal is yet to drop a set in the tournament this week and brushed aside Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4, in his semi-final match. Meanwhile, Djokovic has endured a much tougher route. The world No.1 is currently on a eight-match winning streak. In his semi-final match, he ousted Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-3.

Whoever prevails at the Foro Italico will become the most decorated Masters 1000 champion in the Open Era. At present both Nadal and Djokovic have 33 Masters titles each.

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Novak Djokovic Keeps Faith Ahead Of Schwartzman Semi-Final In Rome

Novak Djokovic is keeping the faith as he looks forward to a semi-final match with Diego Schwartzman in Rome.

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World number one Novak Djokovic is keeping the faith ahead of his Rome semi-final against Diego Schwartzman. 

 

The four-time champion survived a massive test late last night as he battled past Juan Martin Del Potro 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 in just over three hours.

After saving two match points the Serb proved to be too clinical as he clinched victory at about 1am in the morning on Saturday.

In a short interview after his match Djokovic said that keeping faith was important in his quarter-final victory, I never lost faith I could come back to the match,” Djokovic explained.

“One break of serve, mini break in the tiebreak when he was 6-4, more or less open forehand that he was making the entire match, that’s all it took for me to come back. I’m just really pleased to overcome.”

In addition to keeping mentally strong, Djokovic also praised Del Potro’s performance as he continues his recovery from a knee injury, “He was playing really good. I tried my best obviously all the way till the end,” Djokovic said.

I lost probably the positioning of the court over him. Towards the end of the first he just started hitting the ball really well from both corners. Also backhand side, backhand down the line. He was playing really well. Gave me a lot of trouble.”

Next up for Djokovic is Diego Schwartzman who is into his first ever masters 1000 semi-final and is yet to drop a set this week.

The Serb leads the head-to-head 2-0 although their last match went to five sets at Roland Garros a couple of years ago. It should be a fascinating match which takes place at 8pm local time as Djokovic looks to keep the faith heading into the French Open.

 

 

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