Ernests Gulbis, won three matches in a row in Montreal for the first time since the 2014 French Open, said that his coach, Gunter Bresnik, has helped him turn his season around.
In Montreal, Gulbis qualified and upended Dominic Thiem in the first round, bested Lukas Rosol and then overcame Donald Young. He then pushed Novak Djokovic to three sets in the quarterfinals, and had two match points.
Gulbis reached No. 10 in June 2014, but then got injured. He rehired Bresnik a couple of months ago. The Austrian once coached Boris Becker.
“It’s very significant because he’s the best technical coach out there,” Gulbis told the ATP website. “Every player is different, some players needs some strong fitness. For me he is the best technical because I have so many questions about my game. On my forehand, I changed it up, I always need somebody to keep it during the changes, it can’t go overboard. I was missing this year, and now the last two months we are getting back to what I used to be. It's not perfect, but it’s much better than the past two months. He is the best type.”