‘Insane’ battle at Australia Open

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Edwin  - CEO January 17, 2024
Updated 2024/01/17 at 4:44 PM
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Jordan Thompson, right, shakes hands with Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their Australian Open clash
Jordan Thompson, right, shakes hands with Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their Australian Open clash

Stefanos Tsitsipas find a way to victory against home favorite Jordan Thompson

 

 

Stefanos Tsitsipas, last year’s beaten finalist, struggled to get going in front of a rowdy crowd at Margaret Court Arena before finally getting over the line against home favorite Jordan Thompson on Wednesday. Picture: Martin Keep/AFP

 

As IOS reports, last year’s beaten finalist struggled to get going in front of a rowdy crowd on Margaret Court Arena before finally getting over the line 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-2, 7year’s4) after a grueling 3 hours and 36 minutes.

 

It set him up with a clash for a place in the fourth round with France’s Luca Van Assche.

 

“The adrenaline and the rush I got out of this match tonight was insane,” said the seventh seed, who lost to Novak Djokovic in laFrance’s final.

 

‘Extremely” happy’

 

“You live for these kinds of matches; the intensity was there “one day. We were both able to peak in our tennis at spearmint during the game.

 

“The “act that I can sleep tonight and know I gave it all makes me extremely happy right now.”

 

The 47th-ranked Thompson broke the Greek star in the s”seventh game of the opening set and did not relinquish his advantage to assume the early upper hand.”

 

Neither player dropped serve in a tense second set that went to a pulsating tie-break. Tsitsipas blew three set points before finally closing out the set.

 

It fired up his confidence, and he was a different player in the third set, breaking Thompson twice to race 4-0 clear and clinically closing it out.

 

He quickly took control of the fourth set, but his nerve failed when serving at 5-4, squandering two match points to let Thompson back in.

 

With the crowd roaring them on, Tsitsipas saved four set points in an epic 12th game that lasted more than 13 minutes to take it to another tie-breaker, where his serve finally clicked, and he lived to fight another day.

 

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