Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Jordan Thompson 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) to reach the third round.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas digs deep at the end, avoids a fifth set and beats Jordan Thompson 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) to reach the third round.

Despite a challenging start, Stefanos Tsitsipas managed to bounce back and secure a victory in four sets against Jordan Thompson, securing a place in the third round of the 2024 Australian Open.

Thompson is known for his consistent performance and occasional impressive displays on the court. He had been in good form leading up to this tournament, demonstrated by his remarkable comeback win over Rafael Nadal in Brisbane. He has also previously defeated Tsitsipas, making their match an intriguing contest for the Greek player. Thompson took the initial set by delivering a solid performance, not allowing Tsitsipas any break point opportunities, while he capitalized on six break points to win 6-4. The second set was also highly competitive as Thompson continued to play impressively.

Once again, Thompson prevented Tsitsipas from earning any break points, resulting in a tiebreak which Tsitsipas narrowly won 8-6. Although luck may have played a small role, this pivotal moment in the match significantly impacted the outcome. Thompson's performance in the third set was notably subpar, likely influenced by the loss of the second set, ultimately leading to his defeat by a score of 6-2.

In the final set, Thompson managed to stabilize his game and avoid an early break. However, Tsitsipas broke him in the fifth game, reclaiming control and outplaying Thompson, who struggled to replicate the high level of performance seen in the first and second sets. Although Tsitsipas briefly relinquished his lead, he ultimately triumphed in what was an unfortunate ending for Thompson, but a well-deserved victory for Tsitsipas. The final score of the match was 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2, 7-6(4), showcasing Tsitsipas's abilities and reaffirming his talent to everyone watching.

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