Thompson Victorious On Home Soil

Traralgon Challenger finalists: Jordan Thompson and Yoshihito Nishioka (photo: Tennis Australia)

TRARALGON, October 28, 2018

Jordan Thompson celebrated his second title of the season, prevailing on home soil at the 2018 Latrobe City Traralgon Challenger. The No. 3 seed from Australia defeated second favourite Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday’s singles final of the $75,000 hard-court event.

Thompson, who only dropped one set en route to the trophy, converted four of his six break point opportunities to seal victory in one hour and 30 minutes.

By gaining a tour-leading 47th match win of 2018, the World No. 101 earns $10,800 in prize money as well as 80 ATP-Ranking points. He will return to the top 100 on Monday.

“It feels great to be back winning again,” said Thompson, who also lifted the trophy here in 2016. “Yoshihito is a really tough competitor. It was a good match today and I played really well. The home crowd and the conditions, which I am familiar with helped me.”

In Saturday’s all-Australian doubles final, Jeremy Beale and Marc Polmans edged past Max Purcell and Luke Saville. The encounter lasted 62 minutes.