The 2012 season kicks off in India

Thiemo opens the 2012 season against Arnau Brugues-Davi in the first round of the Chennai qualifiers. It is the first encounter between the Dutchman and the Spaniard. The winner meets Neeraj Elangovan from India or Juan Sebastian Cabal from Columbia in the second round.

The 26-year old Brugues-Davi is the world number 137. He held position number 362 in the beginning of 2011. The Catalan won eight Futures and one Challenger tournament last season.