Stefanos Tsitsipas was defeated 7-6 (0), 4-6, 7-6 (5) by the Australian jordan thompson in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday.
Second seed Tsitsipas had a bandaged shoulder and the injury appeared to affect his backhand.
Jordan took advantage and attacked the Greek’s backhand while charging on short balls to earn his second career win over a top 10 player.
He edged out Tsitsipas, the Australian Open runner-up, in 2 hours and 37 minutes.
“I felt confident, even playing against a top 10 player, I felt comfortable with myself and what I was doing, and I just got a win,” Jordan said. “It was a great feeling. You could see it on my face at the end of the game. I was overwhelmed with joy.”
Rain delayed play at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and some fans sprang into action to help dry out the hard courts.
No. 3 seed Casper Ruud outpointed Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-3. Ruud took a 4-1 lead in the first set and won the only break point on his serve with a forehand that sliced down the line.
No. 10 seed Cameron Norrie advanced to the third round with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over qualifier Wu Tung-Lin of Taiwan.
A handful of seedings fell. Jason Kubler moved on as No. 21 Grigor Dimitrov retired losing 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 Zandschulp’s No. 28 Botic Van had to retire trailing 7-5, 3-2. No. 29 Yoshihito Nishioka fell to qualifier Cristian Garin, 6-4, 6-0.
In the women’s game, No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka defeated Evgeniya Rodina, 6-2, 6-0.
No. 6 Coco Gauff defeated Cristina Bucsa, 6-2, 6-4.
No. 9 Belinda Bencic lost to Jil Teichmann, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, and No. 29 Donna Vekic was defeated by Lesia Tsurenko, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 11 Veronika Kudermetova defeated Anna Blinkova, 6-3, 6-4. Barbora Krejcikova, the 16th seed, defeated Dayana Yastremska, 6-1, 6-2. No. 24 Jelena Ostapenko outpointed Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.
Rebecca Peterson moved on as No. 22 Zhang Shuai retired at 3-0 in the first set.