Tough luck for Chris O’Connell as his stellar spell to the 2022 Australian Open campaign has just come to an end v Maxime Cressy in Round 3 at Court No.3, he fought back with a 1-1 lead even it’s a very close tiebreaker, unfortunately, it didn’t help him stay in contention especially when he had a hip issue earlier on, couldn’t bridge his strong 1st half feel & Cressy began to notice these weaknesses in which helped him collect the remaining 3rd & 4th sets.
Well, O’Connell is age 27 in his prime right now as he hopes to use this breakthrough campaign in Melbourne towards better honors this season in the ATP Circuit, while improving his other Grand Slam records in Paris, Wimbledon & New York later this year.
And congratulations to Cressy with the win where he was always on top of his game apart from the narrow 2nd set loss, he wrapped a very easy first set before Cressy pulled way ahead of O’Connell as this tie goes on that reflected an excellent run of momentum in the end. The American will have a difficult encounter next up though, if he was to get past 2nd seed Russian Daniil Medvedev in the 4th Round on Monday.
Final Score: 2-6, 7-6 via 8-6 tiebreaker, 3-6, 2-6