Defeat with perspective for Thiemo

Thiemo has lost the opening round of the Bath challenger on Wednesday. Jan Mertl of the Czech Republic defeated the Dutchman 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(5). “I started very bad, but my game became better and better.”


Bath: Thiemo meets Mertl in first round

Thiemo will feature at the Bath challenger (€42,500) event next week. The 23-year old will meet Jan Mertl (ATP-249) in the opening round. The winner meets Kamil Capkovic from Slovakia or Frenchman Kenny de Schepper.


Davis Cup tie not in danger

Thiemo has recovered from his ankle injury, which kept him off court since end January. This means good news for Davis Cup captain Jan Siemerink. Netherlands and Finland play each other next week in Den Bosch for the tie in Group 1 of the European/African zone.


Injury keeps Thiemo out of Zagreb

Thiemo will not play next week’s ATP tournament in Zagreb. The 22-year old Dutchman has to deal with an ankle injury, which keeps of court since last week.