No repeat of 2009 success in San Sebastian

The return in San Sebastian did not bring the success of 2009 for Thiemo. The former winner of the challenger tourney was looking forward to his return on court, but Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP) rallied past the Dutchman on Tuesday: 6-3, 6-2.

Thiemo got broken in his first service game of the match, which was enough for his Spanish opponent to claim the opening set. Pablo Carreno-Busta held the upper hand in the second set as well, while Thiemo could not force a single breakpoint.

He will get another chance during the Italian challenger event of Manerbio next week.