In great form, Jordan Thompson created the first sensation of the Atlanta tournament by knocking out of his way in three sets on Monday (7-6, 1-6, 6-2) the South African Lloyd Harris, seeded number 8. .
We can’t stop Jordan Thompson anymore. At 27, the Australian is in the shape of his life. Lloyd Harris was able to see it on Monday in Atlanta. Yet seeded number 8 in this hard-core tournament registered among the first dates of preparation for the US Open (August 30 to September 12), the South African drank the cup (7-6, 1-6, 6-2 in 2h33 of play) in the first round against the 63rd in the standings.
After saving three set points in the first set, at 5-4 for his opponent, Harris nevertheless served to win the set, but he also failed to convert one of the three opportunities offered to him. . Thompson finally removed this first set in the decisive game (7-2). The recent quarter-finalist in Los Cabos and semi-finalist a week before on the lawn of Newport then collapsed, and thus allowed the 51st world to pick up a set everywhere during this decidedly very disjointed game.
In the last round, the Australian, also reached the third round this season at Wimbledon and Mallorca (he had also reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne at the very beginning of the year), was indeed in his turn executioner of the player of ‘opposite. Funny match, but anything but illogical victory for the mustached man, who continues in his tracks. In the second round, the former number 43 in the standings will be opposed to the German Gojowczyk or the American Querrey.
ATLANTA (United States, ATP 250, hard, € 542,828)
Title holder (in 2019): Alex De Minaur (AUS)
Raonic (CAN, WC, n°1) – Bye
Bryde (USA, WC) – Nakashima (USA)
Gojowczyk (ALL, Q) – Querrey (USA)
Thompson (AUS) bat Harris (AFS, n°8) : 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-2
Norrie (GBR, n°3) – Bye
Anderson (AFS) – Kyrgios (AUS)
McDonald (USA) – Rose Mountain (FIN)
Uchiyama (JAP) – Paire (FRA, n ° 7)
Fritz (USA, n ° 5) – Donskoy (RUS, Q)
Popyrin (AUS) – Johnson (USA)
Fratangelo (ESP Q) bat Seppi (ITA) : 7-5, 7-6 (5)
Opelka (USA, n°4) – Bye
Isner (USA, n°6) – Wolf (USA)
Sock (USA, WC) – Berankis (LIT)
O’Connell (AUS, Q) – Food (USA)
Sinner (ITA, n°2) – Bye