Dominic Thiem has parted ways with the coach, Benjamin Ebrahimzadeh, following the disappointment in Australia.
The Austrian has been struggling with his tennis for a very long time, and it's not gotten any better recently. His initial drop had him drop down outside of the Top 300 on the ATP Tour, but he was able to put together some solid results to get back near the Top 100.
It's been two years since that 2022 season finished, and he hasn't moved anywhere since then. His ranking has mostly hovered around that rank since then, as he has been unable to put together a strong enough run to escape that.
The highest he ever got was around 80th in the world, and that's quite sad when you consider that he was a regular Top 10 player who played at the ATP Finals before that. It's not for a lack of trying because he is trying all sorts of things.
He is working hard and practicing while playing events regularly, but somehow, things are not going well. One drastic move came after the Australian Open, which was another huge disappointment, though he did give his all in that epic battle against Auger-Aliassime.
Since then, Thiem confirmed, as per Der Standard, that he split with his coach, Benjamin Ebrahimzadeh, and will hire somebody who has known him very well since childhood, somebody he believes can deliver the finishing touches his game is currently missing.
"Yes, I separated from Benny after Australia. No. It will be someone who knows me as a player - since I was young, so to speak. I see that as the only chance to get the finishing touches."
We'll see what happens in the coming weeks, but we know he'll play Challengers instead of ATP events. He won't be traveling to the United States for the Sunshine Double.