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Australian Jordan Thompson wins the largest doubles title of his profession alongside American Sebastian Korda at an ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Spain.

Madrid, Spain, 5 Might 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Jordan Thompson has change into the primary Australian to win a Madrid Masters males’s doubles title.

The 30-year-old capped an unbelievable and history-making run alongside American Sebastian Korda by recording a 6-3 7-6(7) victory towards Uruguay’s Ariel Behar and Czech Adam Pavlasek within the last.

Thompson and 23-year-old Korda proved clutch underneath strain within the championship match, saving all six break factors they confronted within the 77-minute encounter.

They managed to combat again from a 1-4 deficit within the second-set tiebreak, after which save one set level, earlier than closing out victory.

The duo, who had by no means teamed up earlier than this week, defeated 10 opponents ranked contained in the world’s prime 40 all through their title-winning run. This included world No.1 Matt Ebden and world No.2 Rohan Bopanna in the opening spherical.

Thompson and Korda solely dropped a single set too, towards the skilled mixture of Brit Jamie Murray and New Zealand’s Michael Venus in the semifinals.

This beautiful effort sees Thompson rewarded along with his sixth – and largest – profession ATP doubles title.

It’s the world No.58’s fourth this season, having additionally captured three ATP 250 titles with compatriot Max Purcell. His spectacular season document in doubles now stands at 22 wins from his 26 matches.

“This was our first event collectively, it was a reasonably good one,” world No.185 Korda mentioned after capturing his maiden ATP doubles title.

“It was numerous enjoyable taking part in with Jordan.”

Catastrophe nearly struck for the pair within the pre-final warm-up, when Thompson reduce himself above his left eye along with his personal racquet.

“He hit too good of a return and I simply smoked myself within the head,” Thompson informed ATPTour.com. “I assumed I used to be heading for the ER.”

After soldiering on with “a little bit of a headache”, Thompson declared the champion’s trophy “will assist easy issues out”.

Thompson joins unique firm as solely the sixteenth Australian to seize an ATP Masters 1000 doubles crown since their introduction in 1990, and simply the seventh to realize the feat on clay.

The final Australian to triumph at this degree on clay was Paul Hanley, at Hamburg 18 years in the past.

ATP Masters 1000
Australian doubles champions on clay
Participant Titles
Todd Woodbridge 4
Paul Hanley 2
Laurie Warder 1
Andrew Kratzmann 1
Mark Woodforde 1
 Wayne Arthurs 1
Jordan Thompson 1

Thompson’s efficiency this week is ready to be rewarded with a brand new career-high rating. He’s projected to interrupt into the world’s prime 40, smashing his earlier peak of world No.57 achieved final month.

He plans to staff up once more with Korda at subsequent week’s ATP Masters 1000 event in Rome.

Aussies in motion – Madrid

RESULTS
Males’s doubles, last
Jordan Thompson (AUS)/Sebastian Korda (USA) d Ariel Behar (URU)/Adam Pavlasek (CZE) 6-3 7-6(7)

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