Thompson left frustrated by defeat
Jordan Thompson suffered a straight-sets loss at Wimbledon on Tuesday but said he could take a lot of confidence with him into the US hardcourt swing.
A frustrated Jordan Thompson was left to rue a missed opportunity to build on his strong grasscourt form after crashing out of the first round at Wimbledon.
Two weeks to the day that the Sydneysider lowered the colours of world No.1 Andy Murray at Queen’s Club, Thompson was bundled out by Spanish 25th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4 6-4 7-6(4).
After losing the opening set, the 23-year-old led 3-1 in the second after finally breaking the serve of the left-hander from Barcelona.
However, the wily 29-year-old immediately broke back to seize the momentum, leaving Thompson disappointed but upbeat after an eventful month-long spell in England that also saw him reach the final of the Surbiton grasscourt event.
“He made me play today and didn’t give me anything cheap, and in the second set he broke me again at four-all,” Thompson told AAP.
“He made me work for every point so hats off to him. He’s a lefty on grass, which is never easy. It was a tough draw, but it is what it is.”
Thompson will now fly to America to prepare for the US Open but said he heads across the Atlantic full of confidence.
“I am bitterly disappointed to go out here, but Queen’s was a great week, and I have taken a lot from having a good run of matches on grass,” he said.
“I’ll train for a bit and then play in Washington and then start looking ahead to the US Open.
“I have enjoyed the grass but I much prefer the hard courts. It’s what I grew up playing on.”