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Thompson moves into Sydney quarters

Jordan Thompson has advanced to the Sydney International quarter-finals after claiming a three-set win over Troy Daniel on Tuesday night.

Thompson moves into Sydney quarters

Jordan Thompson has advanced to the Sydney International quarter-finals after claiming a three-set win over Troy Daniel on Tuesday night.

JORDAN THOMPSON of Australia plays a backhand in his match against Nicolas Kicker of Argentina during the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.
JORDAN THOMPSON of Australia plays a backhand in his match against Nicolas Kicker of Argentina during the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. Picture:Photo by Pat Scala/Getty Images

Australian wildcard Jordan Thompson is the first player through to the Sydney International quarter-finals after fighting back to claim a three-set win over Troy Daniel.

Thompson found himself a set and break down on Tuesday evening, but took advantage of the tiring world No.78 to win 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-0 in two hours and 26 minutes.


Daniel had Thompson on the ropes early in the second set but after losing a tense tiebreaker, completely fell apart in the third.

Thompson's victory comes just a day after the world No.72 beat Adrian Mannarino in the first round in what was his first win over a top-50 opponent in more than a year.

The 24-year-old now progresses to a final-eight match-up against countryman and Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur or American qualifier Reilly Opelka.

It is the first time the Sydneysider has reached the quarter-finals in his home city in five attempts, having made the second round on two occasions.

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