Jordan Thompson

  • Age23
  • Born20 April 1994
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachStephen Thompson
“(Thompson) has got to be confident in how he's played the last month. This is a great opportunity. For Thommo, it's a perfect time to play in the exact same conditions that you've just played so well in.”

— Jordan Thompson, 2 Feb 2017

» Debutant Thompson to open Davis Cup

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
  • received a last-minute call-up to represent Australia in the 2010 Junior Davis Cup Asia–Oceania qualifying event in Malaysia, and registered some solid wins
  • favourite tournament is the Nationals “because it’s tough and the best players compete.”
  • 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

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



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


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

Kyrgios misses top-16 seeding in Paris
Nick Kyrgios was pumped up against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round; Getty Images
25 May, 2017

Nick Kyrgios could face a higher-ranked rival as early as the third round in Paris after being seeded No.18 at Roland Garros, beginning Sunday.
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Thompson tumbles in Lyon
Jordan Thompson in action during his first-round win over Feliciano Lopez in Acapulco; Getty Images
25 May, 2017

There are no Australians left in the draw at the ATP event in Lyon after Jordan Thompson bowed out to Karen Khachanov.
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Thompson upsets Paire in Lyon
Jordan Thompson upset eighth seed Benoit Paire in Lyon. Photo: Getty Images
22 May, 2017

Jordan Thompson has upset eighth seed Benoit Paire in the opening round of Lyon.
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Kokkinakis to make singles comeback
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action in the doubles event at Brisbane International 2017; Getty Images
21 May, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has used a protected to ranking to enter the draw at the ATP event in Lyon, France, in what will be his first singles match since Rio 2016.
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