Disappointed Thiemo after 'painful' defeat

Disappointed feelings took possession of Thiemo after his first-round defeat at the US Open. He had a set back after winning the first set and was close to a comeback in the fourth. “That 0-40 (on 2-3 on the fourth set, red.) was tough for me, Jaziri was struggling there. But I played a tough match myself.”

It nags the Dutchman had could not reach his usual level. “I know what I am capable of, that is why this defeat is painful. It is a repeating story and that is tough”, told a disappointing Thiemo. “I know what I have to do to improve myself, but the level between training and matches is too big. That needs time.”

He refuses to stand back in this tough period. “The only thing I can do is to get out of bed tomorrow and work very hard for it, but that is quite difficult now.”