Jordan Thompson becomes second player to get 52 Challenger wins in one year


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Jordan Thompson becomes second player to get 52 Challenger wins in one year

Australian tennis star Jordan Thompson is the second player ever to record 52 ATP Challenger wins in a single season. Argentine Carlos Berlocq holds the record for the most Challenger wins achieved in a season, having won a total of 57 matches in 2010.

Thompson, 24, defeated promising Spaniard Nicola Kuhn 6-1 5-7 6-4 to win the Canberra Challenger 2 title.

The Australian has won the last 10 of his Challenger matches, having made it all the way at the Traralgon Challenger a week earlier as well. The 24-year-old could have easily won three Challenger titles in a row as, prior to the Traralgon Challenger, he ended runner-up at the Calgary Challenger.

Thompson has played a total of 20 Challenger tournaments in 2018. The Australian has played eight Challenger finals this year as he also won it all at the Chennai Challenger, before he ended runner-up at the Challenger events in Kyoto, Seoul, Binghamton, Columbus and Calgary.

Thompson has won only one ATP match this season but he will start the 2019 season from a solid position. The Australian, who entered the Traralgon Challenger ranked at No. 101 in the world, is set to climb up to No. 73 after back-to-back Challenger titles captured.

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