Thompson wins second straight title
Jordan Thompson has built a 10-match winning streak on the Futures circuit with his second title in as many weeks, while there was more success for John Millman.
Jordan Thompson has claimed his second successive Futures title in Bangkok, Thailand to extend an impressive winning streak.
The Aussie 21-year-old stormed to his latest title for the loss of only one set all week, to Taiwan’s Chen Ti in the final.
He also defeated Chen in the Bangkok final the preceding week; he has now won 10 consecutive matches, and 15 of his past 17.
Thompson rose 26 places to world No.214 after his first Bangkok trophy and stands to rise even higher following his latest success.
In the United States, John Millman triumphed at the Aptos ATP Challenger tournament in California to win his second Challenger title of the season.
Like Thompson, it was his second straight title – he won the Lexington Challenger two weeks ago – and has help him build a 10-match winning streak.
He ground his way to three-set victories over No.3 seed Kyle Edmund (semifinals) and seventh seed Austin Krajicek (final) and as a reward jumped 14 places to world No.71 – a career-high ranking.
Millman is now the best-performed player in the world in 2015 on the ATP Challenger circuit.
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In other results, Queenslanders Gavin Van Peperzeel and Sara Tomic both reached finals at ITF tournaments at the weekend.
Van Peperzeel reached his fourth final of the season at a Futures event in Friedberg, Germany before going down to local Yannick Hanfmann, while Tomic reached her third final of the season in Egypt, falling to Australian Open junior champion Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia.