“I just felt like I left myself down, let other people down. It's not good.”
— Jordan Thompson, 30 Aug 2016
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- 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
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
John-Patrick Smith returned to Australia for the first time in nine months and scored a win on home soil in the first round of the Traralgon Pro Tour event.
After a trying 2016 season, Sam Groth has began to climb his way back up the rankings after encouraging form on the Challenger circuit.
Nick Kyrgios is the only Australian remaining at the inaugural edition of the ATP Chengdu Open after John Millman and Jordan Thompson bowed out in the first round.
Seven Australians will play at ATP and WTA tournaments across China this week as the Asian swing continues.