Third win Thiemo; Lu next opponent

Thiemo makes a good impression in Chennai (IND) so far. He has reached the main draw of the ATP event after defeating South African Izak van der Merwe (ATP-113) in the third qualifying round on Monday: 6-2, 6-4.

Madrid 2011
“Things are going fine. I am improving every day and getting used the Indian circumstances”, explained Thiemo his strong progression. It is the first time he has recorded a streak of three victories at one tourney since he won three matches at the ATP Masters in Madrid in April 2011. Madrid was also the last venue where Thiemo advanced to the main draw of an ATP event after playing qualifiers.

Lu next opponent
Yen-Hsun Lu (ATP-82) will be Thiemo’s opponent in the main draw. It is their first ever meeting. The winner meets Olivier Rochus from Belgium or Yuichi Sugita from Japan.