Jordan Thompson's amazing and grueling final day at Los Cabos

Thompson played three matches in seven hours on the final day of the tournament to win both the singles and doubles titles

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Jordan Thompson had a big week in Los Cabos. He was grinding in both singles and doubles with partner Max Purcell. Somehow he had the energy of an Energizer bunny as the tournament was winding down because he played three matches in seven hours on the final day and won all of them. Thompson defeated Casper Ruud in two matches in an ironic twist of fate.

How did this happen? Thompson's first match was against Ruud for the singles final. He held off young American Alex Michelsen earlier in the quarterfinals and Alexander Zverev in the semifinals in tough, physical matches so it is not as though he had smooth sailing and limited court time in singles before facing Ruud.

Thompson, 29, defeated Ruud to win his first ATP singles title in his 11th year on the ATP tour. He did not have time to celebrate his victory because he had to play a doubles semifinal match.

Two doubles matches = two wins for Thompson and Purcell

Thompson and Purcell defeated Ruud and his partner American Will Blumberg in straight sets in the doubles semifinals. Then, he and Purcell took the court to play the final and won a 98-minute thriller against Ecuador's Gonzalo Escobar and Kazakhstan's Aleksandr Nedovyesov.

He is the first ATP player to win both singles and doubles titles at the same tournament since his Australian compatriot Nick Kyrgios did it in 2022 in Washington, DC. Kyrgios was among the first to congratulate him on social media for his career week.

Everyone knows that tennis has a scheduling problem. Late-night matches and limited rest hinder players as they get to the later tournament rounds. Thompson miraculously overcame these obstacles for a dream run in Los Cabos. Hopefully, he can rest up before taking the court on Tuesday in Acapulco at the Mexican Open. He faces American qualifier Aleksander Kovacevic at 7:00 PM local time.

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