Jordan Thompson

  • Age25
  • Born20 April 1994
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJaymon Crabb
“"Last year I spent a lot of time on the ATP Challenger Tour. I didn't hear the end of that I only won one match (at tour-level) last year, so it's nice to be in a fourth round of a Masters. Persistence paid off."”

— Jordan Thompson, 26 Mar 2019

» Thompson stuns Dimitrov, into Miami Open fourth round

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



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


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

Thompson stopped by Galan in Houston quarters
Jordan Thompson (Getty Images)
14 April, 2019

In a tightly-contested quarterfinal, Colombia's Daniel Elahi Galan got the better of Australian No.7 seed Jordan Thompson at the US Men's Clay Court Championship in…
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Thompson wins marathon to reach Houston quarters
Jordan Thompson (Getty Images)
12 April, 2019

Jordan Thompson battled for nearly three hours to subdue Santiago Giraldo, a result sending him through to the quarterfinals of the US Men's Clay Court Championship in…
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Sharma through to second round in Bogota
Astra Sharma in action during her first-round victory at the WTA clay-court tournament in Bogota, Colombia (photo: credit: Claro Open Colsanitas)
11 April, 2019

West Australian Astra Sharma won her first main-draw match at a WTA tournament, beating former French Open quarterfinalist Shelby Rogers to reach the second round in Bogota.
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Thompson advances in Houston
Jordan Thompson in action during his first-round win over Cameron Norrie at the Miami Open (Getty Images)
10 April, 2019

No.7 seed Jordan Thompson scores a straight-sets win at the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston to set up a second-round showdown with Santiago Giraldo.
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