Thompson falls short in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Australia’s Jordan Thompson has lost the title match against local Tallon Griekspoor in the Netherlands.

Sydney, Australia – 6 January 2019: Jordan Thompson from Australia serving in the first set against France’s Adrian Mannarino during a round one match at the Sydney International tennis on Ken Rosewall Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. (Photo by Rob Keating/

After taking the first set Thompson wasn’t able to hold off Griekspoor, losing 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-3.

Griekspoor claimed the only break of serve in the final when taking the sixth game of the third set. That was enough to see him close out the match.

“[I want to] thank the crowd for getting me through today,” said Griekspoor. “In finals it’s so tough to play your best tennis. I had so many nerves today, I felt so tight today. I wanted it so badly. He was playing great. I had to try and focus on my own game and try and hang in there.

“Somehow I won the second-set tie-break and got it my way in the third, so [I have] no words for this one.”

Thompson was a beaten finalist on the same court in 2019 and is yet to claim an ATP tour level title.

Good news for the Australian is that he moves 27 spots to no. 76 on the live rankings.

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