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 Courtroom 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 an enormous ace down the center of the court docket in opposition to the Italian, who had performed 5 units the day earlier than.

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