Thiemo against Brown in Melbourne

Thiemo will meet German Dustin Brown (ATP-160) in the first round of the Australian Open qualifiers. The winner meets Javier Marti (ESP) of Harri Heliovaara (FIN) in the second round. It is the first encounter between Thiemo and the 28-year old Brown, who was a regular face in the challenger circuit in 2011.

“I know his forehand and serve can be dangerous”, told Thiemo about his opponent. “I have had an good preparation ahead of the tournament. Enough time to get used to the circumstances.”

Thiemo plays the first match on court 11 on Thursday, starting from 10:00 am.

Photo: Jan-Willem de Lange