JP lost in three sets in final round of qualifying to Souza.
I really thought he was going to win considering the heat, but maybe for the slightly built Smith, three tough matches in two days is too much strain.
Why does Sydney insist on playing the qualies over only two days? I am sure most of the other ATP events have qualifying over 3 days - just like Brisbane and Auckland.
Some of the players probably prefer it as it gives them an extra day before the AO Qualies.