In an interview to La Tercera the former world No. 9 Nicolas Massu reminded of his retirement from the professional game. The Chilean said: "No one is 100 percent prepared for the pension, you know it will be difficult, and perhaps therefore I have completely enjoyed my stay at the Tour despite my injuries and that the results were not the ones I hoped for. "
The announcement that Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and David Nalbandian were to come to Santiago for an exhibition, "urged" him to make a decision. It was the perfect scenario to retire. "They were the best people at the time it was a dream to retire like this, in my country, in front of my crowd.
I've called. "Massu has had a busy time since he is Dominic Thiem's coach and Chile's Davis Cup team captain." Throughout my career, the Davis Cup was my absolute priority, I always knew, even though I made a debut for my last game as a player, "the former Olympic winner recognized.
"When I won it was tremendous happiness, and when I lost, there was a tremendous sadness. Now as captain it is the same, and I loved the environment we lived in Chile against Argentina that it was seen on the public television channel on the radio.
People are passionate about tennis again, and it's great happiness that makes me very happy. "Massu commented on his collaboration with Dominic Thiem." Besides being a great person and player, he works very well.
In spite of our knowledge of each other for a short time, we have achieved results in a quick way. I'm happy with this job, I like coaching. Now for some days I will be back coaching him and then we start preparing for the Madrid Open, "said the Chilean.
At the two biggest Chilean hopes, Massu added: "They are great players who will go through a winning and losing process, but they are on the first line of tennis. I love them and hopefully they will come to the top because they are not has reached the limit and they are still shaping themselves. "