One more meeting in Texas state Houston ATP 250 tournament. Australian Jordan Thompson and Colombian Santiago Giraldo are going to cross their rackets. We’re in for a really exciting match. Both talented players will play in a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Jordan Thompson is showing the tennis world that he belongs right at the top and can compete as well as anybody on the ATP tour as he does on the Challenger circuit. At Miami Masters, he beat giants like Khachanov and Dimitrov and only lost to Kevin Anderson in 1/8 in a tight battle. Thompson has played some solid stuff over the past couple of years. He lifted six trophies majority of them being on hard. In 2019 Jordan managed to reach his record heights in rankings to capture the 60th spot.
Jordan’s game is based on rallies from the baseline. Though is not the biggest and tallest guy on the tour he is very aggressive has a heavy topspin forehand and a solid backhand. Moves very well is a good returner his game reminds a bit of his great compatriot Lleyton Hewitt. We believe that in the future, Jordan will show his strength and he will become a solid ATP player.
His opponent Santiago Giraldo as most south Americans plays his best tennis on clay. Being 30 already could be called a veteran but it’s not a surprise seeing so many older guys playing still on a high level these days. Santi has been a solid top 50 players for the most part of his career and still showing some decent form. Though never managed to lift an ATP trophy. After a not bad but not impressive start of the year on hard, Santiago seems in a good mood this week as he already cruised through his first three matches in straight sets.
Giraldo likes to dictate the rallies and is really aggressive from his forehand side. His backhand is ok, the serve is the shot he struggles with the most. Though his return game is solid so that compensates his serve somewhat.
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