PLAYER PROFILE

Jordan Thompson

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
77
ATP
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born20 April 1994
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachStephen Thompson
FOLLOW
“(Thompson) has got to be confident in how he's played the last month. This is a great opportunity. For Thommo, it's a perfect time to play in the exact same conditions that you've just played so well in.”

— Jordan Thompson, 2 Feb 2017

» Debutant Thompson to open Davis Cup

On court

  • 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; achieved that feat in May 2016 after winning the Anning Challenger title in China
  • in 2016 won first four ATP Challenger titles to considerably boost his ranking
  • won first Grand Slam main draw match at Roland Garros in 2016; lost in the second round to 27th seed Ivo Karlovic, 12-10 in the fifth set
  • made his Australian Davis Cup debut in 2017 against Czech Republic in the World Group first round tie against Czech Republic in Melbourne; won his first live rubber in straight sets
  • repeated the feat against the United States in April 2017’s quarterfinals in Brisbane, beating Jack Sock in the opening rubber to help Australia to a 3-1 victory

Off court

  • 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 79
2015 154
2014 273
2013 315

Titles/Finals

Titles

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

Finals

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

Woodbridge: Best Davis Cup win in a decade
Australia's Davis Cup team of Sam Groth, Jordan Thompson, Lleyton Hewitt, John Peers and Nick Kyrgios celebrate their quarterfinal victory in Brisbane; Getty Images
10 April, 2017

Australian legend Todd Woodbridge believes this is the start of an exciting new Davis Cup era.
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Thompson gives Australia early Davis Cup lead
HUGE RESULT: Jordan Thompson celebrates a career-best win to give Australian an early lead in the Davis Cup quarterfinal; Getty Images
7 April, 2017

Jordan Thompson scores upset win over world No.15 at Pat Rafter Arena.
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Hewitt eyeing special opportunity
The Australian Davis Cup team, from left, John Peers, Sam Groth, Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson in Brisbane; Getty Images
6 April, 2017

Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt is aiming to lead his team into the Davis Cup semifinals.
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Kyrgios calls for home crowd support
Nick Kyrgios is ready for the Davis Cup quarterfinal; Getty Images
6 April, 2017

Australian Davis Cup team hoping strong crowd support can give them an advantage
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