Jordan Thompson suffers heartbreaking five-set loss to Fabio Fognini


Jordan Thompson misplaced to Italy’s Fabio Fognini in a fifth-set tiebreaker early on Thursday morning at Margaret Court docket Enviornment.

The 25-year-old Australian misplaced to the 12th seed Fognini 7-6 (7-Four), 6-1, Three-6, Four-6, 7-6 (10-Four) in a match that ticked over 4 hours.

Jordan Thompson congratulates Fabio Fognini after their match.

Jordan Thompson congratulates Fabio Fognini after their match.Credit score:AP

Thompson saved a match level serving at 5-Four with a giant ace down the center of the court docket towards the Italian, who had performed 5 units the day earlier than.

Fognini introduced up one other match level in fortunate trend when his whip down the road clipped the online and chipped over Thompson simply excessive sufficient, however the Australian then saved it with a gutsy forehand down the road.