It says a lot about the competence and skills of British physical conditioning coach Jez Green that he’s had such a high-quality client roster.
After years with Andy Murray, Green spent more than five years with Alexander Zverev.
That appeared to end without much fanfare this spring.
But Open Court can confirm that Green has moved on to another top-ranked player, as he’s working with Dominic Thiem on a trial basis.
Thiem and Zverev are quite good friends – at least on a tennis level.
The defending US Open champion has been out for several months with a wrist injury – a tear to the sheath around one of the tendons – has just been given the all-clear to resume training.
So the timing couldn’t be better.
Swapping the splint for my racket again pic.twitter.com/G7jI3qtyq1— Dominic Thiem (@ThiemDomi) August 10, 2021
The Austrian has played three matches since Rome in mid-May: one in Lyon, one at Roland Garros and one in Mallorca on grass.
He is still entered in the US Open. But if that seems ambitious, he’s clearly serious about getting back into match shape as expeditiously as possible with the new addition.
From what we know, Thiem is training at his old coach/guru Gunter Bresnik’s academy.
Bresnik, whose relationship with the Thiems goes back 25 years, since Thiem’s father Wolfgang came to work at his academy, settled a lawsuit against his former player back in March.
Thiem’s current conditioning coach, Mike Reinprecht, confirmed to Australian media outlet Heute that Green is on board, and that they would “discuss the distribution of roles in the next few days. It is important that everyone pulls together so that a winning team is created again.”
Green and Team Sascha through the years
(Original photo from Eurosport)