Thompson continues Pro Tour assault
Jordan Thompson recovered from a sluggish start to overcome young Victorian Omar Jasika at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis International #1 on Wednesday.
New South Welshman Jordan Thompson has recovered from a sluggish start to finally overcome young Victorian Omar Jasika at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis International #1 on Wednesday.
In what was by far the best match of the day under sunny skies at Homebush, seventh seeded Thompson triumphed 1-6 6-3 7-6(5), receiving a gift as Jasika double-faulted on match point to end the spectacular encounter.
Thompson, 19, is looking to go back-to-back on the Pro Tour after taking out the recent Alice Springs Tennis International.
In other matches on Wednesday, No.3 seed Adam Feeney progressed when Victorian Daniel Guccione retired trailing 6-2 4-0, while top seed Greg Jones wasted little time in dispatching Queenslander Calum Puttergill, 6-0 6-2.
South Australian fourth seed Alex Bolt took on Victorian Marc Polmans later in the day, having to work hard for his 7-6(1) 6-2 victory.
The action continues at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday, with the top four seeds – Jones, Jose Statham of New Zealand, Feeney and Bolt – looking to secure their place in Friday’s semifinals.
The men’s doubles final will also be contested, featuring top seeds Statham and Dane Propoggia battling fourth-seeded Japanese pair Kento Takeuchi and Yasutaka Uchiyama.