Jordan Thompson

  • Age23
  • Born20 April 1994
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachStephen Thompson
“I am bitterly disappointed to go out here, but Queen's was a great week, and I have taken a lot from having a good run of matches on grass.”

— Jordan Thompson, 5 Jul 2017

» Thompson left frustrated by defeat

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
  • 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
  • scored his first win over a world No.1 when he upset Andy Murray in the first round at Queen’s in 2017

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



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


2017 Surbiton Challenger, Binghamton Challenger, Vancouver Challenger

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

Newcombe Medal finalists announced
John Newcombe, Newcombe Medal
15 November, 2017

Barty, Gavrilova, Kyrgios, Peers and Thompson named as Newcombe Medal finalists
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Doubles act for Kokkinakis in Traralgon
Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis and Jordan Thompson celebrate their semi-final win
22 October, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis returns to competition, playing doubles with Jordan Thompson at this week's ATP Challenger event in Traralgon.
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Seven Aussies in Asian action
Jordan Thompson has qualified for the ATP Shanghai Rolex Masters; Getty Images
9 October, 2017

Jordan Thompson, Arina Rodionova and Priscilla Hon have qualified for ATP and WTA events in Asia this week, boosting the number of Aussies in action this week to seven.
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Belgium sees off Australia in Davis Cup semifinal
Steve Darcis celebrates his victory over Jordan Thompson, which delivered Belgium with a 3-2 win; Getty Images
18 September, 2017

Australia has fallen just short in the Davis Cup semifinal in Belgium.
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