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Dominic Thiem has announced that he will add Austrian legend Thomas Muster to his coaching team.

“So we're going to do 20 weeks this year, and I think we are both looking forward to that,” Thiem told reporters on Wednesday in Melbourne. “Try to achieve very high goals.”

Muster, the 1995 Roland Garros champion, is a former World No.1 and the only Austrian to own a Grand Slam singles title. Nicolas Massu will remain Thiem’s full-time coach with Muster traveling for 20 weeks this season.



“Obviously Nico Massu's job was never questioned here,” Muster said. “He's going to be the main touring coach. He's going to do most of the weeks. But I will join them for 20 weeks for this year.”

Muster knows the job will be difficult with Thiem hoping to dethrone the Big 3 in 2020.

“I think we have a rocky road ahead of us to achieve those goals, but they are manageable and possible,” he said. “We'll try our best to be as good as possible, actually. We are very happy and look forward to that.”

Thiem, who went 1-2 at the ATP Cup this week, is excited to be working with a legend of Austria.

“I think it's many things.” He said. “I mean, I'm not going to tell everything now, but I saw practice in the last days were working out well. I think that there are many things that I can still improve. And then of course Thomas is best player of Austria and all time by far, is the only one who achieved the goals I'm still having. I think it's nothing better can happen to me than to have a guy from my own country to help me hopefully achieve these goals.”

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