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Thiemo feels 'fresh' after training camp

Thiemo is ready for the final period of this tennis season after an intensive training period. The 23-year old practiced with coach Ivica Ancic in Split, Croatia, the past two weeks.

“It was a good plan to work with Ivica in Croatia”, explained the Dutchman his choice for the Balkan country. “Ivica knows the environment, the facilities were fine and the weather was great. That has been different for the Netherlands the past weeks. I practiced two or three times per day on court and I also worked on my physical condition with a specific program.”

The trial period with the 31-year old Ancic feels very positive so far. “He is a nice guy, but can be tough on court, which I like. I need it sometimes”, told Thiemo. They both have the intention to make their corporation a definite one. Ancic has had a professional tennis career as well and was once the world number 378 in October 1997. He is the older brother of Mario, who reached the number seven spot on the ATP ranking in July 2006.