Jonesie misses out by a whisker. Had Sweeting at 15-40 at 5-4 in the 3rd but Sweeting served his way out and won 6-4, 5-7, 7-5. Disappointment for Jones but a good showing against an opponent ranked 140 places higher than him.
This time Jonesie gets in by a whisker against No.6 seed Jan Hernych at Caloundra. In swirling gale force wind he got up 26 64 75, after coming back from a break down in both the 2nd and 3rd sets. Gutsy win in gusty wind.
A great upset win for Jonesie, against Marsel Ilhan, fighting back from a horrible tie-break (lost 7-4)in which struggled to hold serve. But he broke Ilhan 1st game 2nd set and never looked back, running away for a 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 win.
Well done Jonesie
Greg sneaks out of the match against teenager wild card recipient Denis Kudla with a come from behind 36 76(3) 62 win. Twice a break down at 2-4 and 4-5 Jonesie broke back and won the tie-break to level the match. He broke Kudla 1st game and then had a maraton service game, saving 3 separate break points before winning the game on about the 5th deuce. Generally served poorly but picked up when it mattered in the tie-break and the end of the 3rd set.
A fighting effort by Jonesie against Bogomolov. A set down he came from a break down at 4-2 in the 2nd set to take the match to the tie-break, then saved four match points when 2-6 down to steal the tie-break 8-6 and level the match. Unfortunately could not go on with it, falling a break down and then breaking Bogo when he served for the match at 5-4, saving another two match points to level at 5-4. Saved another mp on his serve but could not save the 6th match point, for Bogo to advance to the semis with a 63 67 64 win. Jonesie played well but did not serve at his best.
Jonesie not able to scale the mountain against No.2 seed and Commonwealth Games victor Somdev Devaarman, unable to convert any of 3 break point opportunities in the second set, going down 2-6, 4-6. Get him next time Jonesie...