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Positive feeling Thiemo, despite loss

Thiemo has been eliminated by Ivo Karlovic in the quarterfinals of Sacramento on Friday. The 23-year old leaves the tournament with positive feelings, despite the 6-4, 7-6(2) loss. Next week he will play the Tiburon challenger in search of new world ranking points.

Thiemo leveled Karlovic until the Croat forced a decisive break at 4-5 to claim the first set. The Dutchman had to deal an early break in the second set as well and the match looked almost over at 3-5. But he fought back and made it to the tiebreak, which unfortunately became a prey for Karlovic (7-2). “Had a good week, finally. Looking forward to next week in Tiburon”, told Thiemo after the match.