When I first saw the draw, I hoped Thiemo would be able to deliver and win this match. He's not that far behind on Lopez in the rankings (in numbers, yes, but I think any of the guys ranked between 25 - 50 are well capable of beating each other), and this was the typical kind of match that he should
be able to win right now, to take his career up to the next step that would indeed do his talent justice. I'm glad he managed to do so. Great serving, good stats - well done! Very nice for a first match on the first appearance at a tournament.
And he's not exactly 'without-a-chance' in the next round either.
Truth be told though - Lopez was rightout awful. UEs Galore, and judging on his continuous yapping all throughout the match, it's apparent that he wouldn't be able to come up with his normal level, right from the start.