Re: Thiemo de Bakker Cheering Thread
After winning three matches and qualifying before losing to Lu in Chennai, Thiemo won two three-set matches in Australian Open qualifying over Brown and Marti, before losing 1-6 1-6 to Gojowczyk in the final qualifying round, as he was tired and lacked in confidence after a poor start in the match.
He planned to play Zagreb qualifying thereafter but rolled his ankle in training and returned for Davis Cup in s'Hertogenbosch vs Finland. He won his two singles rubbers and Netherlands won 5-0 over Finland.
In his last events, Thiemo played Rotterdam and Bath challenger and lost R1 in both events, to Troicki and Mertl respectively. He was not selected to the Davis Cup team for their upcoming tie vs Romania and his next scheduled tournament is Mersin, which starts in two weeks. Thiemo's current provisional ranking is #254.
He has been very selective with his schedule and hopefully this pays off for him physically and mentally. He will need some more points in his upcoming events to ensure a spot in the qualifying draw of the French Open. Hopefully he is successful and able to make a progression up the rankings and regain confidence in himself.