“I'm going to forget a lot of people but I don't want to forget anyone, so I'm going to say thank you everyone, and especially to Lleyton (Hewitt) over there, and Ivan (Gutierrez) - thanks for being with me for this week.”
— Jordan Thompson, 17 Jun 2019
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- 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
- 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 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
2019 Nanchang CH, 's-Hertogenbosch ATP
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
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