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Preparation for the clay court swing

The European clay court swing is underway. An important period for Thiemo on his favorite surface. He will play the upcoming tournaments of Barcelona, Estoril and Madrid.

Thiemo defends 180 points in Barcelona after his semifinals run in 2010, including wins over Juan Carlos Ferrero and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. He will play his first ever ATP tournament on Portuguese soil in Estoril. “It’s good to train on clay court again, I like it. The upcoming tournaments are very strong, so it will be difficult.”

The treatment on his wisdom tooth kept Thiemo out of action for the Masters tournament of Monte Carlo. He still hopes to be back in action in Barcelona, next week.