Australia’s Jordan Thompson has fallen to 20-year-old American Jenson Brooksby within the semi-finals of the Corridor of Fame Open in Newport, Rhode Island.
The 27-year-old Sydneysider got here into the grasscourt occasion in good kind after beating Kei Nishikori to succeed in the third spherical at Wimbledon.
Nonetheless he was defeated 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) by Brooksby who superior to his maiden ATP Tour last.
“I used to be taking part in higher on the finish of the second set and introduced that confidence to the tie break,” stated Brooksby.
Brooksby will play South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, who ousted top-seeded Alexander Bublik, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) 7-5, within the first semi and is in search of a seventh tour title.
The matches have been held previous to induction ceremonies into the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame.
The “Authentic 9” – a gaggle of trailblazing ladies who began their very own tour in 1970 !- highlighted the 2021 class together with former Australian star Lleyton Hewitt, who was unable to attend due to journey restrictions as a result of COVID-10 pandemic.
He is anticipated to be honoured, in-person, subsequent summer season.
The Authentic 9’s transfer led to institution of the Girls’s Tennis Affiliation, that began in 1973.
Additionally, the Corridor was set to enshrine its class of 2020: Croatia’s Goran Ivanisevic and Spaniard Conchita Martinez. Final yr’s ceremony and the event have been postponed as a result of pandemic.
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