PLAYER PROFILE

Jordan Thompson

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
98
ATP
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born20 April 1994
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachStephen Thompson
FOLLOW
“Playing at a higher level just raises your game, and you’re training harder and training with better guys, so the intensity is higher. Playing at a high level day in day out definitely helps.”

— Jordan Thompson, 25 Nov 2017

» Newks: Thompson enjoys season of consolidation

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

2017 94
2016 79
2015 154
2014 273
2013 315

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Chennai Challenger

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

2018 Kyoto Challenger

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

Top of the class? Aussies’ report card for Q1
Ash Barty in action at Australian Open 2018, where she reached the third round; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

With the first three months of the season complete, we take a look at how the top Aussie players have fared in the first quarter, and what lies ahead for the claycourt season.
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Australia to face Austria in Davis Cup play-off
Lleyton Hewitt will face Austria as captain 13 years after facing them as a player; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

Australia face a trip to Austria in September when the two teams will contest a place in the 2019 Davis Cup World Group.
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Thompson misses Kyrgios meeting in Houston
Jordan Thompson; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

Jordan Thompson was unable to set up an intriguing showdown with fellow Aussie Nick Kyrgios at the ATP event in Houston, falling to Bjorn Fratangelo on Monday.
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Kyrgios, Thompson on track for Houston showdown
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Jordan Thompson; Getty Images
9 April, 2018

Should Jordan Thompson win his opening match the the ATP claycourt event in Houston, he'll line up against No.4 seed Nick Kyrgios.
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