No new semifinal in Alphen aan den Rijn

Thiemo did not advance to the semifinals of the TEAN International in Alphen aan den Rijn on Friday. The Haarlem resident, who reached the tournament's semis in 2009, lost a two-hour match against compatriot Igor Sijsling (6-3, 3-6, 6-7(4)). It was Thiemo’s second match of the day after defeating Evgeny Korolev (KAZ) during the morning session.

With two victories this week, the Dutchman looks forward with increased positive energy for the upcoming tournaments. “The first match was pretty good”, reflected Thiemo on his two matches. He repaired a 0-4 deficit against Sijsling in the third set. “That cost a lot of energy and after that, I just only could fight for it. But it was ok, bit satisfied. Now getting ready for the doubles on Saturday.”

Thiemo and his partner Antal van der Duim meet compatriots Bobby de Goeijen en Matthew Pierot in the opening round of the men’s doubles tournament.