Jordan Thompson laughed last at Gwangju Open

Jordan Thompson’s singles victory marked the finale of the 2023 Gwangju Open.

Jordan Thompson (Australia No. 91) defeated Max Purcell (Australia No. 89) 2-0 (6-3 6-2) in the singles final of the 2023 Gwangju Open International Men’s Challenger Tennis Tournament held at the Jinwol International Tennis Center in Gwangju on the 7th to win the championship. occupied

Thompson’s Challenger win is the second this year. He won the Rome Challenger held in the United States last February, and advanced to the round of 32 at the Indian Wells Masters (ATP1000) held immediately after, and performed well. In my personal career, this is my 11th Challenger victory.

Thompson, who was assigned the 3rd seed in the singles tournament, led the match against Purcell, who was the 1st seed, for 1 hour and 40 minutes as the highest ranked player as of the opening day, the 1st. Thompson only put in 5 serve aces and overpowered the opponent in serve points.

Previously, in the round of 32, Thompson defeated Park Eui-seong (Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps, 682nd) ​​after a close match 2-1 (6-1 6-7 6-0), and in the round of 16 he defeated Evgeny Donskoy (Russia, 256th). 2-0 (6-2 6-4).스포츠토토

Then, in the quarterfinals, he won a thrilling 2-0 (6-4 6-4) win over 6th seed Rinki Hijikata (Australia, 141st), and in the semifinals, 2nd seed Christopher Eubanks (USA, 90th) 2-0 (7-6 6-3) to advance to the final.

At the awards ceremony, Thompson said, “I was impressed by the support of the many spectators who filled the court.”

Gwangju City Tennis Association President Kim Seong-nam, who successfully completed the Gwangju Open from the 30th of last month to the 7th of this month, said in his closing remarks, “The tournament was successfully completed thanks to the dedicated efforts of all members of the tournament, including association executives, directors and referees.” We will do our best to be reborn as a more elegant international challenger by making up for what is lacking this year by making efforts to expand.”

Korea Tennis Association President Jung Hee-gyun and Gwangju City Tennis Association Vice President Kim Geum-hee together with Jordan Thompson

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