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Thiemo keeps spirit alive despite loss

Thiemo did not reach the second round of the challenger tournament in Manerbio. Peter Gojowczyk from Germany defeated the 22-year old Dutchman 7-5, 6-3 on Tuesday. The Italian event was part of Thiemo’s objective of gaining more match rhythm. He keeps the spirit alive despite the loss.

Heat
“It is disappointing, but the heat played a role as well. I needed to get used to that”, according to the Dutchman, who played with forty degrees Celsius. He stays positive. “I am improving a bit for my feeling, but I have to keep working hard. It is important to become stronger and more stable in this phase.”

Process
“Of course it would be much better if the hard work give the result I want, but I have to be patient and I need to focus on the long term”, sounds his determination. “Those results will come on a certain moment. My elimination in San Sebastian (last week, red.) felt like a real bummer, but I am in a process know.”

Good test
Thiemo hopes he can show his best at the US Open. “I want to give all I can in New York. But it will be tough, whoever my opponent may be. But it will be a good test. I really want to win as soon as I am on court, believe me.”