Jordan Thompson has advanced to the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in his career after blitzing Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.
Thompson secured the 7-5 6-4 6-1 victory off the back of an impressive serving performance, hitting 11 aces and just 2 double faults as he landed 65% of his first serves.
The 26-year-old got off to a slow start, with the Kukushkin showing no sign of fatigue after his five-set thriller in round two as he broke the Australian in the fifth game.
However, Thomspon would maintain his composure, getting the break back before securing the first set 7-5 in 52 minutes.
The second set was a tight affair as both players traded breaks in the opening two games of the second game.
Eventually, Thompson would regain the ascendency, capitalising on a poor service game by the world number 90 to rake the