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Thompson stuns second seed Tsitsipas at Indian Wells | 11 March, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

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Jordan Thompson has eradicated world No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas within the second spherical on the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Indian Wells, USA, 11 March 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Jordan Thompson has recorded one of many greatest wins of his profession, beating world No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas within the second spherical at Indian Wells.

The 28-year-old from Sydney held his nerve to shut out a 7-6(0) 4-6 7-6(5) victory in a two-hour and 36-minute battle in opposition to the Australian Open 2023 finalist.

It’s Thompson’s second profession win in opposition to a high 10-ranked opponent and first since defeating then world No.1 Andy Murray in June 2017.

“It’s unreal,” beamed the world No.87, who had misplaced his previous 10 conferences in opposition to a top-10 participant in straight units.

“It’s considered one of my favorite tournaments, and I feel quite a lot of participant’s favorite event to play. To have a win like that it’s unimaginable. I’m actually pleased.”

This propels Thompson, who’s at the moment on a seven-match successful streak, into the third spherical on the ATP Masters 1000 event for the primary time.

His subsequent opponent is world No.187-ranked Chilean qualifier Alejandro Tabilo, who knocked out No.32-seeded American Maxime Cressy within the second spherical.

Aussie Jason Kubler additionally eradicated a seeded opponent in the present day, advancing when Grigor Dimitrov retired within the third set of their conflict.

Kubler was main the No.21 seed 2-6 7-6(5) 3-0 on the time.

It continues a dream debut for the world No.75 at ATP Masters 1000 degree, who will face 14th seed Frances Tiafoe within the subsequent spherical.

Thompson and Kubler are amongst a file six Australians to advance to the second spherical within the Indian Wells males’s singles draw this 12 months. That is probably the most to succeed in this stage since 1977.

Alex de Minaur, Thanasi Kokkinakis, Alexei Popyrin and Rinky Hijikata are all scheduled to play their second-round matches tomorrow.

Matt Ebden and Indian associate Rohan Bopanna scored a first-round win within the males’s doubles competitors, prevailing 7-5 3-6 [10-6] in opposition to Brazilian Rafael Matos and Spaniard David Vega Hernandez.

Reigning Australian Open champions Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler bowed out although, dropping to American mixture Austin Krajicek and Mackenzie McDonald in straight units.

In girls’s doubles motion in the present day, Ellen Perez and American associate Nicole Melichar-Martinez moved into the second spherical. The eighth-seeded mixture scored a 7-6(3) 6-4 win in opposition to Canadian Bianca Andreescu and Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva.

Aussies in motion – Indian Wells

TODAY’S RESULTS
Males’s singles, second spherical
Jordan Thompson (AUS) d [2] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 7-6(0) 4-6 7-6(5)
Jason Kubler (AUS) d [21] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2-6 7-6(5) 3-0 ret.

Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
[8] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) d [WC] Bianca Andreescu (CAN)/Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 7-6(3) 6-4

Males’s doubles, first spherical
Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) d Rafael Matos (BRA)/David Vega Hernandez (ESP) 7-5 3-6 [10-6]
Austin Krajicek (USA)/Mackenzie McDonald (USA) d Rinky Hijikata (AUS)/Jason Kubler (AUS) 6-1 6-3

COMING UP
Males’s singles, second spherical
[16] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v Marton Fucsovics (HUN)
[Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v [1] Carlos Alcaraz (ESP)
[Q] Rinky Hijikata (AUS) v [30] Sebastian Baez (ARG)
[LL] Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v [9] Hubert Hurkacz (POL)

Males’s singles, third spherical
Jason Kubler (AUS) v [14] Frances Tiafoe (USA)
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v [Q] Alejandro Tabilo (CHI)

> VIEW: Full Indian Wells males’s singles draw

Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
[6] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Elise Mertens (BEL) v Paula Badosa (ESP)/Elena Rybakina (KAZ)

Ladies’s doubles, second spherical
[8] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v TBC

> VIEW: Full Indian Wells girls’s doubles draw

Males’s doubles, second spherical
John Friends (AUS)/Dan Evans (GBR) v Jamie Murray (GBR)/Michael Venus (NZL)
Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)/Hubert Hurkacz (POL)

> VIEW: Full Indian Wells males’s doubles draw

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