Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson has shocked fans at the Queen’s Club Championships by reaching the semi-finals on grass. His impressive performance has raised the possibility of him being seeded at Wimbledon.

Thompson, known for his powerful serve and aggressive playing style, has defeated top players including Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov on his way to the semi-finals. His success on grass has ignited speculation that he could receive a seeding at the upcoming Wimbledon tournament.

The 27-year-old has shown great form and consistency on grass, a surface that suits his game well. His strong results at Queen’s have put him on the radar as a player to watch at Wimbledon, where his aggressive game could prove to be a threat to higher-ranked opponents.

With his impressive showing at Queen’s, Thompson has proven that he has the ability to compete with the best players in the world on grass. If he continues his strong performance, he could earn a coveted seeding at Wimbledon and make a deep run in the tournament.

Fans and analysts are eagerly anticipating Thompson’s next matches at Queen’s and are excited to see if he can continue his remarkable performance on the grass courts. His success at the tournament has solidified his status as a rising star in the tennis world, and all eyes will be on him as he looks to make a name for himself at Wimbledon.

Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson has shocked fans at the Queen’s Club Championships by reaching the semi-finals on grass. His impressive performance has raised the possibility of him being seeded at Wimbledon. Thompson, known for his powerful serve and aggressive playing style, has defeated top players including Stefanos Tsitsipas and Denis Shapovalov on his way to the semi-finals. His success on grass has ignited speculation that he could receive a seeding at the upcoming Wimbledon tournament. The 27-year-old has shown great form and consistency on grass, a surface that suits his game well. His strong results at Queen’s have put him on the radar as a player to watch at Wimbledon, where his aggressive game could prove to be a threat to higher-ranked opponents. With his impressive showing at Queen’s, Thompson has proven that he has the ability to compete with the best players in the world on grass. If he continues his strong performance, he could earn a coveted seeding at Wimbledon and make a deep run in the tournament. Fans and analysts are eagerly anticipating Thompson’s next matches at Queen’s and are excited to see if he can continue his remarkable performance on the grass courts. His success at the tournament has solidified his status as a rising star in the tennis world, and all eyes will be on him as he looks to make a name for himself at Wimbledon.

Aussie tennis star Jordan Thompson has continued his late-career breakthrough season by powering past American No.1 Taylor Fritz into a semi-final at the Queen’s Club Championships in west London.

Flourishing on his favourite grass-court surface, Thompson, 30, defeated world No.12 Fritz 6-4 6-3 in their quarter-final for one of his best wins of an increasingly notable 2024 campaign.

Reaching his first ever last-four appearance at ATP 500 level, the delighted Sydneysider smiled afterwards: ‘I’m getting old now, it just goes to shows that if you stick at it long enough you can keep improving, whatever age you are, and I feel like I’m getting better.’

Thompson, who won his first ATP tournament title after 11 years on the circuit in Mexico in April and is ranked 43 in the world, has emerged refreshed after a dismal clay-court spell for an impressive assault on the title at the sport’s biggest grass-court event outside Wimbledon.

Already having accounted for world No.15 Holger Rune and local hero Andy Murray, who had to retire early with injury, Thompson outplayed Fritz, who had won their two previous encounters.

Aussie tennis star Jordan Thompson has powered past American Taylor Fritz to reach the semi-finals at Queen’s (pictured)

The 30-year-old won in straights sets to reach his first ever last-four appearance at ATP 500 level

The 30-year-old won in straights sets to reach his first ever last-four appearance at ATP 500 level

The American look thoroughly out of sorts, struggling with his footing a little and slipping a couple of times as Thompson led him a merry dance with his superior grass-court nous, emerging victorious after less than 80 minutes.

Thompson is enjoying such a good run that a place as one of the 32 seeds at Wimbledon is not out of the question as he looks forward to a semi-final against Lorenzo Musetti, conqueror of Aussie No.1 Alex de Minaur earlier in the week, after the Italian beat British wildcard Billy Harris 6-3 7-5.

Thompson largely dominated from the start, buoyed by the sunny weather, as he created most of the break point openings in the first set.

He finally broke through when Fritz endured a stinker of a service game at 4-4, following up three forehand errors with a baseline slip that allowed the Australian to ease a backhand winner into the undefended court.

Things got worse for the American at the start of the second set, when a double fault gifted Thompson a break to love and the Sydneysider never released his grip, not even offering a single break point as he raced to victory on the back of 22 winners.

‘It was extremely solid,’ he said. ‘It’s probably one of the toughest tournaments in the world, so to come through to the semis is extremely pleasing, especially after I’ve had a rough run recently.’

That rough run had featured not a single win since April. What was the difference here? ‘A green surface. It’s not brick dust – I much more prefer this one,’ Thompson quipped.

Fellow Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic has also impressed on grass, reaching the semi-finals at the Birmingham Classic

Fellow Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic has also impressed on grass, reaching the semi-finals at the Birmingham Classic

The rare opportunity for two Australians to make the semi-finals was extinguished when Sydney qualifier Rinky Hijikata was left frustrated, succumbing 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-4 to American Sebastian Korda.

Elsewhere, fellow Aussie Ajla Tomljanovic has been left celebrating another landmark on her road back to the top, reaching her first WTA tournament semi-final of the year in Edgbaston.

It was also be the first time Tomljanovic has featured in the final four of a tour-level event in five years.

The Australian women’s No.1 this time last year, who has since sunk to national No.10 after a series of injury and illness setbacks, displayed her true colours at the Birmingham Classic, beating former US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez in three sets.

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