PLAYER PROFILE

Jordan Thompson

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
70
ATP
RANKING
  • Age23
  • Born20 April 1994
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachStephen Thompson
FOLLOW
“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

Titles/Finals

Titles

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

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

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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Aussies one win away from Davis Cup final
John Peers and Jordan Thompson celebrate their convincing win in Belgium; Getty Images
17 September, 2017

With a commanding win from John Peers and Jordan Thompson in the doubles, Australia takes a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup semifinal in Belgium.
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Millman set for Davis Cup debut
John Millman practises in Belgium ahead of his Davis Cup debut for Australia
15 September, 2017

John Millman will debut in the Australian Davis Cup team after a strong run of form in recent weeks.
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Davis Cup: Aussies inspired by team spirit
Thanasi Kokkkinakis and Nick Kyrgios ahead of the Davis Cup semifinal in Belgium.
14 September, 2017

Buoyed by the support of each other, Davis Cup stands apart from any other event for top Australian players.
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