PLAYER PROFILE

Jordan Thompson

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
60
ATP
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born20 April 1994
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachStephen Thompson
FOLLOW
“It's a great feeling playing for your country and having the name of your country on your back - there's no greater honour.”

— Jordan Thompson, 2 Feb 2019

» Davis Cup: Australia completes clean sweep

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

2018 72
2017 94
2016 79
2015 154
2014 273
2013 315

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Chennai CH, Traralgon CH, Canberra CH

2016 Cherbourg CH, Anning CH, Ho Chi Minh City CH, Traralgon CH

2015 Melbourne F4 ITF, Thailand F6 ITF, Thailand F7 ITF

2013 Austria F5 ITF, Alice Springs F8 ITF

Finals

2018 Kyoto CH, Seoul CH, Binghamton CH, Columbus CH, Calgary CH

2017 Surbiton CH, Binghamton CH, Vancouver CH

2015 Ho Chi Minh City CH, Traralgon CH

2014 Port Pirie F2 ITF, Croatia F10 ITF, Bangkok CH

2013 Sydney F9 ITF

Jordan Thompson in the news

Millman exits New York Open
John Millman (Getty Images)
23 hours ago

Jordan Thompson is the last Australian standing at the New York Open after fourth seed John Millman was upset by Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Thursday.
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Australia to face Belgium and Colombia in Davis Cup
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01: Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt congratulates Alex de Minaur of Australia after he won his rubber 2 singles match against Mirza Basic of Bosnia / Herzegovina during the Davis Cup Qualifiers between Australia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina at Memorial Drive, Adelaide on February 01, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
15 February, 2019

Australia has been drawn with Belgium and Colombia in the group stage of the new Davis Cup Finals tournament in November.
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Thompson advances at New York Open
Jordan Thompson (Getty Images)
14 February, 2019

Jordan Thompson takes his place in the New York Open quarterfinals after a come-from-behind victory over American Christopher Eubanks.
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Tomljanovic, Stosur suffer Doha defeats
Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia reacts after a point against Tamara Zidansek of Slovakia during their semi-final match at the Thailand Open tennis tournament in Hua Hin on February 2, 2019. - Mail from : chalinee.thi@gmail.com

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13 February, 2019

Ajla Tomljanovic and Samantha Stosur are knocked out of the Qatar Open, while Alexei Popyrin is defeated in New York.
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