Australian Jordan Thompson has fought back from two sets down to claim a a thrilling 6-2 7-6 (14-12) 1-6 5-7 6-4 opening round US Open victory over big-hitting 13th seed Jack Sock.
Labelled as one of America’s great hopes, Sock caught not withstand the Aussie’s stunning grit.
“It feels incredible. I let all my emotions out at the end. Last year I had a heartbreaker over here and nearly had the same thing happen again,” Thompson said.
“So to get over the line, it meant the world to me.”
Sock said Thompson was just too tough.
“Got broken at the end,” Sock said.
“Utter disappointment when you’re up two breaks in one set, a break in the fifth. Choke it all the way, so. Really sucks.”