French tennis star Gael Monfils has hired Gunter Bresnik, the former coach of US Open champion Dominic Thiem. Monfils has additionally brought on Richard Ruckelshausen as a part of his new coaching team.
Gael Monfils, a former World No. 6, is presently ranked No. 11 on the planet. Whereas there was no official remark from the Frenchman concerning the new appointments, the ATP website has listed both Bresnik and Ruckelshausen as his coaches.
Bresnik was seen with Monfils on the following courts of Dubai earlier this month. In a recent interview, Bresnik talked about that Monfils had educated with him through the low season, however did not affirm whether or not it was a proper or long-term association.
Whereas Bresnik has not traveled to Melbourne, Monfils has been accompanied by Ruckelshausen for the upcoming Australian summer. Ruckelshaus, a former professional himself, may even tackle the position of captain of the French staff for the ATP Cup – the place Monfils is the top-ranked participant.
After beginning the 2020 season by winning titles in Montpellier and Rotterdam and also reaching the semifinals in Dubai, Gael Monfils struggled for the rest of the pandemic-interrupted yr. He went on a torrid streak of 4 successive first-round exits after the US Open and referred to as time on his season at Vienna.
The Frenchman might be hoping that the new teaching set-up will assist him to move again into the top 10 and revive his winning kind.
Gunter Bresnik and Dominic Thiem had an acrimonious split
Gunter Bresnik, who studied medicine during his youth, has had a prolific coaching career. He has labored with a number of top players, including Boris Becker, Henri Leconte, Patrick McEnroe, and Ernests Gulbis.
Bresnik’s longest and most successful coaching relationship has been with current World No. 3 Dominic Thiem. Bresnik coached Thiem proper from the time he was eight years outdated until the pair went their separate methods in 2019.
The split has since turned acrimonious, and the two parties are currently engaged in a court battle. Gunter Bresnik has, in actual fact, sued Dominic Thiem for 450,000 euros.
Bresnik acted as each coach and manager of the Austrian throughout their partnership. He now believes he’s entitled to a share of Thiem’s earnings that have arisen from contracts that had been signed when he acted as his manager.
Recent reports suggest the 2 parties are perhaps headed for an out-of-court settlement. The dispute decision will reportedly be led by a judicial mediator in the last week of February, without the presence of lawyers on both sides.
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