'Keep training hard and being patient'

Regaining match rhythm has the biggest priority for Thiemo on this moment. His loss against Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta was disappointing, but the world number 117 keeps the spirit alive in search of new success. Patience and hard work are the most important factors.

“He was playing solid and sometimes I was a few steps too late. He was just the better player in that match”, reflected Thiemo on his loss of last Tuesday. “It is a matter of gaining more rhythm. I need to play more matches, than the rest comes automatically I hope. I just have to give myself time to find the right level of my game.”

Training sessions
His preparation was fine. “I played a lot of practice sets last week and that went ok. I also kept working hard on my physical condition at Fysiomed”, explained Thiemo. He will stay in Spain before travelling to Manerbio in Italy. “I will train a lot the next days. My body feels good, no complains. I also have somebody from Fysiomed with me to improve my condition. I will make hours in the gym and on court and have treatment in between.”

Photo: Niels de Water