Thiemo against Fischer in Orbetello

Thiemo meets Martin Fischer in the opening round of the Orbetello challenger tournament (€ 64,000). This was the draw result on Saturday. It will be the first meeting between the second seeded Dutchman and the Austrian (ATP-193).

The organization of the Italian clay court event handed Thiemo a wildcard. The world number 99 was supposed to play the qualifiers of the ATP tourney in Hamburg, but preferred a trip to the Italian city. “I know Fischer by face, but nothing more”, told Thiemo about his upcoming opponent. His last competitive match was at Roland Garros last May.

Alexander Dolgopolov (2009) from Ukraine and Pablo Andujar (2010) from Spain are previous winners in Orbetello.

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