Aussie D.C. team member Jordan Thompson eager not to disappoint anyone- View: 703 by Dzevad Mesic
Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson admits tennis is a "lonely sport" but this week is different as it's a Davis Cup weekend. Thompson, 23, has been called to represent Australia in the Davis Cup World Group semi-finals against Belgium.
Thompson, who made a Davis Cup debut this past February, is currently playing his third in a row tie. The world No. 70 impressed in the competition so far as he has yet to be beaten in a rubber. The 23-year-old was a big factor in Australia making it past the United States in the quarter-finals, having stunned Jack Sock on Day 1 of the tie.
"Tennis is a lonely sport. It's not that you often get to play for a team or your country," Thompson told Tennis Australia. Thompson along with doubles world No. 2 John Peers handed Australia a 2-1 lead over Belgium on Saturday.
The Aussie duo crushed down Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans and Arthur De Greef in straight sets in the doubles rubber. Thompson now has a 4-0 Davis Cup record, which includes three singles and now a doubles win. The promising Australian knows how important is to "show up" when you get called to represent your country.
"You don't want to let them down...so you give it your all," Thompson added. Also read: DAVIS CUP: Australia takes 2-1 lead over Belgium .