Thompson caps off a massive week in Los Cabos with two titles

Australia’s Jordan Thompson has won his maiden ATP singles title after defeating the no. 4 seed Casper Ruud 6-3, 7-6(4).

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If that wasn’t enough, he then played and won the doubles semifinal and final with Max Purcell to see Thompson match the effort of Nick Kyrgios at Washington a few years ago when he won both the singles and doubles titles.

“We’ve been putting in some seriously hard work and it’s good to see that it pays off,” Thompson said.

“It’s been a journey. I’m nearly 30 and lifting a trophy, I never thought I’d do that.”

He described his title-winning run as “a miracle”.

“I’ve spent so many hours on the court this week and in the quarterfinals I could have got double bagelled,” Thompson noted. He was referring to the match against USA’s Alex Michelsen where he recovered from 0-6, 0-3 before saving some match points and then getting the victory.

Thompson had overcome Alexander Zverev in a marathon three hour and 40 minute semifinal match to reach the final.

Thompson alongside compatriot Max Purcell, scored a 6-3 7-6(4) victory in their delayed semifinal against Ruud and American William Blumberg.

Then in the final against Ecuador’s Gonzalo Escobar and Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovyesov the Australians won 7-5, 7-6(2).

Purcell and Thompson got off to a slow start but surged back to take the first set. It was tight in the second but the Aussies got the job done in the breaker.

This adds to the ATP 250 title they won in Dallas just a few weeks ago.

Thompson won his two titles using a Babolat Pure Drive racquet, which was review recently on this site.

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