First round exit

The Galloway News - - MOTORS -

Dal­beat­tie wheel­chair ten­nis player Kei­thThom was dis­ap­pointed to exit the ITF Open Co­mu­nidad de Madrid in Spain at the first hur­dle.

In fact, Keith suf­fered the same fate as the other three Brits, go­ing out to strong Span­ish op­po­si­tion in the first round. Play­ing at mid­day in 32 de­grees Keith found the con­di­tions tough along with play­ing at 667m above sea level, which in­flu­enced the ball char­ac­ter­is­tics dur­ing play.

A few pos­i­tives were taken from the event with Keith work­ing on a few new things which hope­fully will ben­e­fit him dur­ing the in­door sea­son over the next few months.

De­spite the re­sult Keith still moved up to sev­enth in UK rank­ings based on tour­na­ments played, his high­est po­si­tion so far in his eight-year ca­reer.

Next up is theWelsh Open in­Wrex­ham at the end of the month.

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