“I didn't make too many errors and returned pretty well and my movement was good.”
— Jordan Thompson, 1 Jan 2017
» Thompson reaches second round in Brisbane
- tennis player from the age of four; got into the sport because his parents, Stephen (his coach) and Karen, both played
- in 2008, was selected to represent Australia at the World Junior Tennis competition
- received a last-minute call-up to represent Australia in the 2010 Junior Davis Cup Asia–Oceania qualifying event in Malaysia, and registered some solid wins
- favourite tournament is the Nationals “because it’s tough and the best players compete
- won the Australian Open 2014 Wildcard Play-off, defeating Ben Mitchell in the final 6-3 6-2 4-6 4-6 6-1; he repeated the feat the following year with a gruelling five-set defeat of John-Patrick Smith
- tennis hero is Rafael Nadal
- professional ambition is to crack the world’s top 100
- has an older sister, Karlie
- also plays soccer and touch football
- on a perfect day, he would win the lottery
- would have followed a career in rugby league had he not played tennis
Year-Ending Ranking History
2016 Cherbourg Challenger, Anning Challenger, Ho Chi Minh City Challenger, Traralgon Challenger
2015 Melbourne F4 ITF, Thailand F6 ITF, Thailand F7 ITF
2013 Austria F5 ITF, Alice Springs F8 ITF
2015 Ho Chi Minh City Challenger, Traralgon Challenger
2014 Port Pirie F2 ITF, Croatia F10 ITF, Bangkok Challenger
2013 Sydney F9 ITF
Jordan Thompson in the news
After gutsing out a Australian Open triumph from two sets to love down, Jordan Thompson thanked mentor Lleyton Hewitt for his breakthrough first-round success.
Jordan Thompson’s impressive Australian Open preparation has been curtailed by Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber at the Apia International Sydney.
Thompson dominated proceedings to topple world No.94 Nikoloz Basilashvili in straight sets 7-5 6-2.
It was the first ATP final of any kind for either player and, for Kokkinakis it marked his return to competitive action after 15 months off injured.