Millman exits New York Open
Jordan Thompson is the last Australian standing at the New York Open after fourth seed John Millman was upset by Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Thursday.
Australian John Millman has suffered an upset in the second round of the New York Open, losing to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in a tight three-setter.
The world No.102 Spaniard broke the fourth seed’s serve just once on his way to a gutsy 7-6(4) 1-6 6-4 victory in two hours and 11 minutes.
It leaves Jordan Thompson as the only Australian left in the ATP 250 event after booking a quarterfinal clash with big-serving American John Isner, who beat Bernard Tomic in straight sets.
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Despite the loss, it has still been an impressive start to the season for Millman, who until now had not lost an opening-round match in 2019.
He reached the second round at both the Brisbane International and the Australian Open – where he fell in five thrilling sets to Roberto Bautista Agut – and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sydney International, where it took Gilles Simon to stop him in a third-set tiebreak.
He also won his singles rubber in Australia’s dominant performance against Bosnia & Herzegovina in the Davis Cup qualifying tie in Adelaide.