New York, USA, 1 September 2022 | Leigh Rogers

Jordan Thompson’s US Open campaign has come to a heart-breaking end.

Colombian qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan scored a hard-fought 6-3 2-6 3-6 6-4 6-3 victory against the 28-year-old Australian in second-round action at Flushing Meadows today.

In a tense battle that extended three hours and 52 minutes, Thompson fell agonisingly short of claiming back-to-back five-set wins for the first time in his career.

After recovering from a two-set deficit in the opening round, world No.102 Thompson looked in a more comfortable position today when he built a two-sets-to-one lead.

However, world No.94 Galan came roaring back to claim victory.

Thompson won most statistical categories – striking 49 winners to 34, winning 73 per cent of first serve points compared to Galan’s 65 per cent. The total points count ended up a tie, with both players winning 153 apiece.

Serving first in the deciding set proved a major advantage in the end for Galan, who broke in the eighth game and then held serve to secure his second career five-set victory.

It continues an outstanding run for the 26-year-old Colombian, who scored a career-first top-10 win to eliminate fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the opening round.

Earlier today, Jason Kubler completed his rain-delayed first-round match against Sweden’s Mikael Ymer. The world No.109’s four-set victory made him the sixth Australian man to advance to the second round at Flushing Meadows, the most to reach this stage since 1997.

> READ: Kubler continues Aussie charge at US Open

Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios are already through to the third round, with both claiming four-set victories today to continue their winning runs.

Aussies in action – US Open

Men’s singles, first round
Jason Kubler (AUS) d Mikael Ymer (SWE) 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-4

Men’s singles, second round
[18] Alex de Minaur (AUS) d Cristian Garin (CHI) 6-3 6-0 4-6 6-2
[23] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) d Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) 7-6(3) 6-4 4-6 6-4
[Q] Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) d Jordan Thompson (AUS) 6-3 2-6 3-6 6-4 6-3

Women’s singles, second round
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) d Evgeniya Rodina 1-6 6-2 7-5

> READ: Aussies enjoy winning starts in US Open doubles

Men’s singles, second round
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 
v [14] Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
James Duckworth (AUS) v [20] Dan Evans (GBR)
Jason Kubler (AUS) v [22] Frances Tiafoe (USA)

Men’s singles, third round
[18] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v [12] Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
[23] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v [WC] J.J. Wolf (USA)

> VIEW: US Open 2022 men’s singles draw

Women’s singles, third round
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) v Serena Williams (USA)

> VIEW: US Open 2022 women’s singles draw

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