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Third consecutive victory for Thiemo

Thiemo has recorded his third consecutive win at the Mutua Madrid Open on Monday. The 22-year old found his form on the right moment against Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero: 2-6, 7-5, 6-4. The current world number 83 meets another local hero on Tuesday: Guillermo García-López (ATP-29).

Ferrero gave Thiemo hard moments in the first two sets. The Spaniard dictated with a lot of angles in the rallies and produced almost no unforced errors. The Dutchman grabbed the momentum on 5-5 in the second set when his 31-year old opponent lost a bit of his focus. Thiemo sealed the set flawless, including two aces.

Tight third set
It was Thiemo who forced the break on 3-3 in a tight third set. He held this advantage, kept serving well and took the match with a love game, including two aces again. It was the first time since New Haven (August 2010) that he recorded three wins in a row.

Big serving
“I served much better in the second and third set, that was the biggest difference. He was feeling more pressure from that moment”, told Thiemo after the match. “Before that, I needed time to get used to the stadium and crowd, it is just different.” He was satisfied how he dealt with his chances. “It is better to go for it instead of waiting for your opponent’s fault. These are the moments when you have to be there and I did that today.”