Los Angeles Times

Second-seeded Tsitsipas ousted

The Australian Open runner-up is injured as Thompson gets win over top-10 player.


Stefanos Tsitsipas was beaten 7-6 (0), 4-6, 7-6 (5) by Aussie Jordan Thompson in second-round play Friday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

The second-seeded Tsitsipas had his shoulder taped and the injury appeared to affect his backhand.

Jordan took advantage and attacked the Greek’s backhand while charging in on short balls to earn his second career win over a top-10 player.

He polished off Tsitsipas, the Australian Open runnerup, in 2 hours, 37 minutes.

“I felt confident, even playing against a top-10 player I felt comfortabl­e in my own skin and what I was doing, and just snuck out a win,” Thompson said. “It was a great feeling. You could see it on my face at the end of the match. I was overcome with joy.”

Rain delayed play at Indian Wells Tennis Garden and a few fans jumped into action to help dry the hardcourts.

No. 3 seed Casper Ruud cruised past Diego Schwartzma­n 6-2, 6-3. Ruud raced to a 4-1 lead in the first set and won the only break point on his serve with a forehand that clipped the line.

No. 10 seed Cameron Norrie advanced to the third round with a 6-2, 6-4 win over qualifier Wu Tung-Lin of Taiwan.

A handful of seeded men fell.

Jason Kubler moved on when No. 21 Grigor Dimitrov retired trailing 2-6, 7-6 (5), 3-0. No. 22 Roberto Bautista Agut lost to Emil Ruusuvuori, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Ilya Ivashka advanced when No. 28 Botic Van de Zandschulp had to retire trailing 7-5, 3-2. No. 29 Yoshihito Nishioka fell to qualifier Cristian Garin, 6-4, 6-0.

In women’s play, No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka defeated Evgeniya Rodina, 6-2, 6-0.

No. 6 Coco Gauff routed Cristina Bucsa, 6-2, 6-4.

$8.8-MILLION BNP PARIBAS OPEN At Indian Wells Tennis Garden Surface: Hard-outdoor

MEN’S SINGLES (second round)—Cristian Garin, Chile, d. Yoshihito Nishioka (29), Japan, 6-4, 6-0; Cameron Norrie (10), Britain, d. TungLin Wu, Taiwan, 6-2, 6-4; Casper Ruud (3), Norway, d. Diego Schwartzma­n, Argentina, 6-2, 6-3; Ilya Ivashka, Belarus, d. Botic Van de Zandschulp (28), Netherland­s, 7-5, 3-2, retired; Emil Ruusuvuori, Finland, d. Roberto Bautista Agut (22), Spain, 7-6 (5), 6-2; Jason Kubler, Australia, d. Grigor Dimitrov (21), Bulgaria, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 3-0, retired; Jordan Thompson, Australia, d. Stefanos Tsitsipas (2), Greece, 7-6 (0), 4-6, 7-6 (5); Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (23), Spain, d. Yibing Wu, China, 6-4, 6-1; Alexander Zverev (12), Germany, d. Pedro Cachin, Argentina, 6-3, 6-1; Alejandro Tabilo, Chile, d. Maxime Cressy (32), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (13); Ugo Humbert, France, d. Denis Shapovalov (25), Canada, 7-5, 6-4; Karen Khachanov (13), Russia, d. Oscar Otte, Germany, 6-3, 6-3.

WOMEN’S SINGLES (second round)—Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, d. Donna Vekic (29), Croatia, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; Jelena Ostapenko (24), Latvia, d. Aliaksandr­a Sasnovich, Belarus, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2; Jil Teichmann, Switzerlan­d, d. Belinda Bencic (9), Switzerlan­d, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Barbora Krejcikova (16), Czech Republic, d. Dayana Yastremska, Ukraine, 6-1, 6-2; Anhelina Kalinina (27), Ukraine, d. Linda Fruhvirtov­a, Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5; Veronika Kudermetov­a (11), Russia, d. Anna Blinkova, Russia, 6-3, 6-4; Aryna Sabalenka (2), Belarus, d. Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, 6-2, 6-0; Rebecca Peterson, Sweden, d. Zhang Shuai (22), China, 3-0, retired; Petra Kvitova (15), Czech Republic, d. Elizabeth Mandlik, 6-1, 7-5; Anastasia Potapova (26), Russia, d. Wang Xiyu, China, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2; Maria Sakkari (7), Greece, d. Shelby Rogers, 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.

MEN’S DOUBLES (first round)—Simone Bolelli-Fabio Fognini, Italy, d. Robert Farah-Juan Sebastian Cabal (8), Colombia, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 10-3; Michael Venus, New Zealand-Jamie Murray, Britain, d. Marcel Granollers, Spain-Horacio Zeballos (6), Argentina, 6-3, 6-4; John Isner and Jack Sock d. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherland­s-Marcelo Arevalo-Gonzalez (3), El Salvador, 6-7 (6), 7-5, 10-7.

WOMEN’S DOUBLES (first round)—Nicole Melichar-Martinez, and Ellen Perez (8), Australia, d. Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan-Bianca Andreescu, Canada, 7-6 (3), 6-4; Magda Linette, Poland, and Caty McNally d. Monica Niculescu, Romania-Alicja Rosolska, Poland, 6-3, 6-2; Danielle Collins and Peyton Stearns d. Kimberley Zimmermann, Belgium-Anna Bondar, Hungary, 6-2, 6-2.

 ?? Mark J. Terrill Associated Press ?? STEFANOS TSITSIPAS, serving to Jordan Thompson, appeared limited by an apparent shoulder injury.
Mark J. Terrill Associated Press STEFANOS TSITSIPAS, serving to Jordan Thompson, appeared limited by an apparent shoulder injury.

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