PLAYER PROFILE

Jordan Thompson

5
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
72
ATP
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born20 April 1994
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachStephen Thompson
FOLLOW
“In my books, I’ve had a little bit of a rough year, I only won one match on the ATP Tour so I had to go back to Challengers. I just had to put my head down and work hard”

— Jordan Thompson, 4 Nov 2018

» Two in a row for Jordan Thompson

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

Biggest movers: Aussie men rise high in 2018
Alexei Popyrin rose more than 550 places in the rankings in 2018; Getty Images
20 November, 2018

Strong representation in the top 50, 12 different ATP Challenger champions, 15 players enjoying major rankings improvements ... it was a banner season for Australian men's…
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Biggest movers: Aussie women make gains in 2018
Ajla Tomljanovic; Getty Images
7 November, 2018

Many of Australia's women have enjoyed excellent 2018 seasons, with their improvements reflected in the release of the WTA year-end rankings this week.
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Two in a row for Jordan Thompson
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4 November, 2018

Jordan Thompson claims his second consecutive ATP Challenger title after defeating Spain’s Nicola Kuhn in Canberra.
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Thompson keeps rolling in Canberra
Jordan THOMPSON (AUS) [3] during Day four of the Apis Canberra International #ApisCBRINTL. Match was played at Canberra Tennis Centre in Lyneham, Canberra, ACT on Tuesday 30 October 2018. Photo: Ben Southall. #Tennis #Canberra
2 November, 2018

Jordan Thompson searches for three consecutive ATP Challenger finals after cruising into the Canberra semifinals.
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