Jordan Thompson is one of three Australians to progress to the final round in the Adelaide International 2 men’s qualifying singles competition.
Australian hopes have made a strong start in the Adelaide International 2 men’s qualifying singles competition.
Jordan Thompson, Chris O’Connell and John Millman all won their opening-round matches today at The Drive.
The eighth-seeded Thompson fired 11 aces and did not drop serve in his 6-4 6-4 victory against world No.88 Roman Safiullin.
World No.78 O’Connell had to fight harder in an all-Australian battle with 21-year-old wildcard Rinky Hijikata. The fifth-seeded O’Connell eventually triumphed 3-6 6-1 6-2.
O’Connell will face another Australian in the final qualifying round.
Millman, who only needed 56 minutes to eliminate world No.72 Spaniard Bernabe Zapata Miralles today, is his next opponent.
Main-draw action begins tomorrow, with an all-Australian showdown between defending champion Thanasi Kokkinakis and in-form Alexei Popyrin headlining the night session.
The Adelaide International 2, a combined ATP 250 and WTA 500 event, is part of a two-week Adelaide Festival of Tennis. The festival includes back-to-back tournaments and concludes on 14 January.
AUSSIES IN ACTION – Adelaide
Men’s qualifying singles, first round
 Chris O’Connell (AUS) d [WC] Rinky Hijikata (AUS) 3-6 6-1 6-2
 Jordan Thompson (AUS) d Roman Safiullin 6-4 6-4
John Millman (AUS) d  Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP) 6-2 6-2
 Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG) d [WC] Luke Saville (AUS) 6-1 6-3
Men’s qualifying singles, final round
 Chris O’Connell (AUS) v John Millman (AUS)
 Jordan Thompson (AUS) v  Mikael Ymer (SWE)
Women’s singles, first round
[WC] Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) v Ekaterina Alexandrova
[WC] Storm Hunter (AUS) v Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Men’s singles, first round
[WC] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v [WC] Alexei Popyrin (AUS)
[WC] Jason Kubler (AUS) v Qualifier
Women’s doubles, first round
 Storm Hunter (AUS)/Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) v Anna Danilina (KAZ)/Sania Mirza (IND)
Sam Stosur (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) v  Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)/Giuliana Olmos (MEX)
[WC] Alana Parnaby (AUS)/Olivia Tjandramulia (AUS) v Alicja Rosolska (POL)/Erin Routliffe (NZL)
Men’s doubles, first round
 Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v Bye
John Peers (AUS)/Andreas Mies (GER) v Guillermo Duran (ARG)/Philipp Oswald (AUT)
[WC] Jeremy Beale (AUS)/Luke Saville (AUS) v Julian Cash (GBR)/Henry Patten (GBR)
[WC] Blake Ellis (AUS)/Andrew Harris (AUS) v Maxime Cressy (USA)/Albano Olivetti (FRA)
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