Stefanos Tsitsipas crashes out of Indian Wells in second round | Tennis News

Stefanos Tsitsipashopes to take the lead in the world rankings with a indian goods the title ended with a 7-6(0) 4-6 7-6(5) second round loss to the Australian Jordan Thompson Friday.
Second seed Tsitsipas told reporters on Wednesday he didn’t expect to make a deep run at the tournament due to his ailing shoulder and it was unclear how much he had left in the tank. after being shut out in the first set breaker.
But the Greek fought back and earned the game’s only break of service in the second and pumped up the crowd ahead of the third-set tiebreaker.
But his overly aggressive play in the breaker, including a match point forehand that missed the line by the narrowest of margins, was his undoing.
A beaming Thompson tossed a ball through the air in celebration after picking up his first victory over Tsitsipas in three career meetings and his second against a top-10 player.
“It’s unreal,” Thompson said.
“During a Masters 1000, in Indian Wells Tennis Garden here. It’s one of my favorite tournaments, I think a lot of players like to play. To win like that is incredible. I am very happy.”
Earlier, Briton Cameron Norrie edged past Taiwan’s Tung-lin Wu 6-2 6-4 and Jil Teichmann upset doubles partner and fellow Swiss Belinda Bencic 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the second round.
Norrie, the 2021 champion, has beaten Wu four times en route to victory and will next face Italian Matteo Berrettini or Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel, who play later on Friday.
“Lots of great memories in Indian Wells,” Norrie said. “It’s good to have reached the third round.”
The 10th seed is off to a great start this year after defeating world number two Carlos Alcaraz in the Rio Open final last month to claim his fifth singles title.
Norrie’s victory comes a day after unranked Brits Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu reached the second round of the ATP and WTA 1000 in the Southern California desert with bold victories.
Norway’s Casper Ruud’s forehand proved too strong for Diego Schwartzman as the third seed moved ahead 6-2 6-3 over a player who has given him problems in the past.
“Everything sort of went my way,” said Ruud, who now has four wins and five losses against the Argentine.
“At the beginning there were a few line shots and net cords that I liked, so I kind of felt that today might be my day.”
On the women’s side, Teichmann beat her birthday girl Bencic to reach the third round of the tournament for the first time.
Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko beat Croatian Donna Vekic, Latvian Jelena Ostapenko beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Czech Barbora Krejcikova beat Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska.


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