Thompson ousts top seed Isner in NY

February 15, 2020

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NEW YORK: Australian Jordan Thompson upset US top seed John Isner 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 on Thursday to reach the ATP New York Open quarter-finals.

Thompson, who will face Italy’s Andreas Seppi for a berth in the semi-finals, avenged a loss to Isner in last year’s New York quarter-finals.

The 25-year-old from Sydney surged ahead 5-0 in the first tie-breaker, then fell behind 4-1 in dropping the second only to take the lone break of the match in the final set.

Defending champion Reilly Opelka beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-4, sending the US third seed into a quarter-final against Taiwan’s Jason Jung, who upset British seventh seed Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4.

British eighth seed Kyle Edmund defeated Germany’s Dominik Koepfer 6-2, 6-4 to book a last-eight date with South Korean Kwon Soon-woo.

Published in Dawn, February 15th, 2020