Australian Thompson takes down Tsitsipas at BNP Paribas Open

2023 01 AU Open R5 9941

Stefanos Tsitsipas was beaten 7-6 (0), 4-6, 7-6 (5) by Aussie Jordan Thompson in second-round play at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday.

The second-seeded Tsitsipas had his shoulder taped and the injury appeared to affect his backhand.

Jordan took advantage and attacked the Greek´s backhand while charging in on short balls to earn his second career win over a top-10 player.

He finished off Tsitsipas, the Australian Open runner-up, in two hours, 37 minutes.

Before the game Tsitsipas had mentioned.

"I am still recovering [from right shoulder injury] and I won't pretend that I have a chance to do well in these next two tournaments. I don't think I'll be capable of going deep. The priority is to prepare my body for the clay court swing".

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