Dominic Thiem French Open 2021

‘I accept his decision’ – Dominic Thiem dealt further blow as key advsior quits team

Dominic Thiem is still in the headlines as problems surrounding the Austrian continue to pile up, now concerning his support.

Thiem and his manager Herwig Straka have agreed to part ways, with the news coming just days after the world No. 4 crashed out of the French Open.

“The different activities of my person are certainly an advantage in many areas,” Straka explained in a statement reported by

“But in the end it was difficult to do all of the activities such as Dominic’s full-time management, the organisation of the ATP tournaments, my position on the ATP Board of Directors – or the Davis Cup events.

“To bring it under one roof in terms of time and to the full satisfaction of everyone [became unmanageable],” Straka concluded.

Straka joined the Austrian’s support team in 2019 soon after Thiem reached the French Open final, succeeding coach-manager Gunter Bresnik.

Thiem acknowledged Straka’s support since joining him in a statement of his own.

“I can only thank Herwig for the work and dedication in the last two years and of course I accept his decision,” Thiem insisted.

“We were able to celebrate great successes together and stay in good contact.”