Jordan Thompson (tennis)
Jordan Thompson (born 20 April 1994) is an Australian professional tennis player, reaching a career-high ranking of world number 43 on 15 July 2019. He made his Grand Slam debut at the 2014 Australian Open after winning the Australian Open wild card play off on 15 December 2013. Thompson reached his first ATP Tour quarterfinal at the 2017 Brisbane International, defeating David Ferrer en route.
|Born||20 April 1994|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||47–67 (41.2% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 43 (15 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 64 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017, 2019, 2020)|
|French Open||3R (2019)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)|
|US Open||4R (2020)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|Career record||28–34 (45.2% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 77 (30 October 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 254 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2014)|
|French Open||3R (2017)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2016, 2017)|
|US Open||3R (2017)|
|Davis Cup||SF (2017)|
|Last updated on: 22 March 2020.|
Thompson was born in Sydney and, along with tennis, grew up as an avid fan of rugby league. He supports the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League. Thompson names Lleyton Hewitt as his tennis idol. Thompson has a tattoo on his right bicep of the Australian coat of arms and Olympic rings which he attained after playing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Thompson's mantra is "hard work always pays off".  Between 2018 and the beginning of 2019 he dated American famous golfer Nelly Korda, daughter of the famous Czech tennis player Petr Korda.
The highlight of his junior career came at the 2012 US Open when he partnered with fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios to reach the doubles final. Thompson reached as high as number 18 in the combined world rankings in October 2012, compiling a singles win/loss record of 82–38.
2013: Career beginningsEdit
In 2013, Thompson made his debut on the professional circuit in qualifying at the 2013 Apia International Sydney where he lost to world number 81 Guillermo García-López. After receiving a wild card he won his first professional match in qualifying at the 2013 Australian Open against Nicolas Renavand 9–7 in the third set. He lost in the second round to 21st seed Ryan Sweeting.
Thompson then qualified and made the second round of the 2013 Burnie International losing to third seed John Millman. For the rest of the year he played mainly in Futures, where he made three finals. He won 2 titles, the Austria F5 ITF, Alice Springs F8 ITF and was runner up of Sydney F9 ITF. Thompson later made his Grand Slam debut at the 2014 Australian Open after winning the wildcard play off against Benjamin Mitchell. He finished 2013 with an ATP ranking of 320.
2014: Grand Slam debutEdit
Thompson started 2014 at the 2014 Brisbane International in qualifying where he lost in the first round against Tatsuma Ito. Thompson then competed at the 2014 AAMI Classic where he replaced Lleyton Hewitt in the draw. His first match was against world number 9 Richard Gasquet. He almost caused a huge upset when he served for the match at 5–3 in the third set. And he had two match points on Gasquet's serve in the next game. However, he lost the final set in a tiebreak by seven points to four.
He lost his second match to Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets. Thompson ended up finishing in seventh place after he upset world number 42 Juan Mónaco. This was Thompson's first victory over a top 50 player. Thompson lost in 5 sets to world number 21 Jerzy Janowicz in the first round of the 2014 Australian Open 6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 1–6. On 21 January, Thompson was announced in the Australian squad of the 2014 Davis Cup as the back-up player.
In May, Thompson made the semifinal of the China International Challenger, which increased his ranking to a career-high of 277. In August, Thompson made his first Challenger final, but lost to Hyeon Chung in Bangkok. This further increased his ranking to 219. From September to November, Thompson competed in eight challenger tournaments throughout China, USA, Australia and Japan, with the second round being his best result. In December, Thompson won the Australian Open wildcard play off again, gaining him entry into the 2015 Australian Open.
2015: Top 200Edit
Thompson earned a wild card into the 2015 Australian Open but lost in round 1 to João Sousa in straight sets. He then played in the Hong Kong Challenger and Burnie Challenger but lost in round at both. In February, Thompson made the semi-final of the Launceston Challenger before playing in Challenger events in Japan and China where his performance was a round 2. Thompson did win his first Challenger Doubles title with Ben Mitchell at Shimadzu Challenger. In March, Thompson returned to Australia where he won the F4 ITF title. In May, Thompson lost in round 1 of qualifying for the 2015 French Open before reaching the semi final of the Romanian F4. In June, Thompson turned to grass where he lost in the first round of Manchester Challenger and in qualifying for 2015 Topshelf Open and Ilkley Challenger. His broke into the world's top 200 on the 24 August, with a ranking of 193. In October, Thompson made the finals of the Ho Chi Minh City and Traralgon Challengers, further increasing his ranking. He ended the year with a ranking of 154.
2016: Top 100Edit
Thompson began the year at New Caledonia, where he made the semi final. He was then given a wild card into the Sydney International, where he scored first his ATP World Tour win, when his opponent Martin Klizan retired when trailing 6–2, 4–0. In round two, Thompson played Bernard Tomic but lost 2–6, 2–6. At the 2016 Australian Open, Thompson was given a wild card, but lost to Thomaz Bellucci in round 1. In February, Thompson won his first ATP Challenger Tour title at the La Mache Challenger.
Thompson was awarded a wild card into the French Open, where he won his first main draw Grand Slam match against Laslo Đere. In the second round, Thompson played the 27th seed Ivo Karlovic, losing 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 10–12 in a four and a half hour match. At Wimbledon, Thompson lost to 14th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Thompson lost in round 1 to Kyle Edmund. At the US Open, Thompson lost to Steve Darcis in round 1, despite leading 2 sets to love and having 2 match points. Following the match, Thompson said "I just felt like I left myself down, let other people down. It's not good." In October, Thompson won his third and fourth Challenger title of the year in Vietnam and Traralgon. Thompson ended the year with a ranking of 79.
2017: First ATP World Tour singles quarterfinal and doubles titleEdit
Thompson commenced the year at the 2017 Brisbane International, where he defeated Elias Ymer and David Ferrer to make his first ATP World Tour quarterfinal. He lost to Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinal. Thompson partnered Thanasi Kokkinakis in the doubles, where they reached the final, defeating Sam Querrey and Gilles Müller. In doing so, they became the first Australian duo to win the Brisbane International.
At the 2017 Apia International Sydney, Thompson defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili before losing to Philipp Kohlschreiber in round 2. At the 2017 Australian Open, Thompson recorded his first Australian Open win defeating João Sousa in round 1. He lost to Dominic Thiem in round 2. In February, Thompson made his debut at the Davis Cup, defeating Jiří Veselý. In March, Thompson made the main draw of the Mexican Open as a lucky loser. He defeated Feliciano López before losing to Yoshihito Nishioka in round 2. He lost in the first round of both Indian Wells and the Miami Masters, before returning to Australia when he defeated Jack Sock in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Davis Cup. In May, Thompson made the second round of Istanbul and Lyon, before losing to John Isner in the first round of 2017 French Open. In June, Thompson made the final of the Aegon Surbiton Trophy, losing to Yūichi Sugita.
Entering the Queen's Club Championships draw as a lucky loser, Thompson unexpectedly defeated world number one Andy Murray 7–6(7–4), 6–2 in round one. The victory was Thompson's first against a top ten player, his first grass court win on the ATP World Tour and he became the first Australian player to beat Murray in an ATP-level singles match. Thompson lost in the second round to Sam Querrey. At Wimbledon, Thompson lost in round 1 to Albert Ramos Viñolas. In July, he reached the final of Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger. In August, Thompson came within two points of defeating eventual champion and world number 8 Alexander Zverev at the Citi Open before making the final of the Vancouver Challenger. At the US Open, Thompson defeated 13th seed Jack Sock before falling to Thomas Fabbiano in the second round. In October, Thompson qualified for the Shanghai Masters but lost to Diego Schwartzman in round 1. Thompson ended 2017 with a ranking of 94 in singles and 88 in doubles.
2018: Eight Challenger finalsEdit
Thompson commenced 2018 by losing in the first round of the Brisbane International, Sydney International and the Australian Open. In February, Thompson returned the Challenger Tour, where he made two consecutive finals in Chennai and Kyoto. Thompson lost to Casper Ruud in round 1 of the French Open and to Sam Querrey in round 1 of Wimbledon. In July, Thompson reached another Challenger final at Birmingham. Thompson lost to Cameron Norrie in round 1 of the US Open and to Dominic Thiem in the Australia v Austria 2018 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs. Following this in October, Thompson returned to the Challenger circuit reaching another three consecutive finals, winning the Traralgon Challenger and Canberra Tennis International. In 2018, he reached eight Challenger finals, winning three. Thompson finished 2018 with a singles ranking of 72.
2019: Career-high singles rankingEdit
Thompson commenced the 2019 season, losing to Alex De Minaur at both the Brisbane International and Sydney International. At the Australian Open, Thompson defeated Feliciano López and lost to Andreas Seppi in the second round. In February, Thompson attained a then career-high singles ranking of 60 and reached the quarterfinals of the New York Open. The following month, Thompson defeated Grigor Dimitrov in a round three match at the Miami Open to reach the last 16 at a Masters 1000 tournament for the first time.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jun 2019||Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands||250 Series||Grass||Adrian Mannarino||6–7(7–9), 3–6|
Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||1–0||Jan 2017||Brisbane International, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Thanasi Kokkinakis|| Gilles Müller
Challenger and Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 27 (12–15)Edit
|Win||1–0||Jul 2013||Austria F5, Bad Waltersdorf||Futures||Clay||Patrick Ofner||1–6, 6–4, 6–0|
|Win||2–0||Sep 2013||Australia F8, Alice Springs||Futures||Hard||Yuichi Ito||6–4, 6–1|
|Loss||2–1||Oct 2013||Australia F9, Sydney||Futures||Hard||Greg Jones||6–3, 5–7, 1–6|
|Loss||2–2||Mar 2014||Australia F2, Port Pirie||Futures||Hard||Luke Saville||2–6, 1–3 ret.|
|Loss||2–3||May 2014||Croatia F10, Bol||Futures||Clay||Maverick Banes||6–7(6–8), 6–4, 3–6|
|Loss||2–4||Sep 2014||Bangkok, Thailand||Challenger||Hard||Chung Hyeon||6–7(0–7), 4–6|
|Win||3–4||Mar 2015||Australia F4, Melbourne||Futures||Clay||Jose Statham||6–1, 7–5|
|Win||4–4||Aug 2015||Thailand F6, Bangkok||Futures||Hard||Chen Ti||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||5–4||Aug 2015||Thailand F7, Bangkok||Futures||Hard||Chen Ti||6–0, 3–6, 6–2|
|Loss||5–5||Oct 2015||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Challenger||Hard||Saketh Myneni||5–7, 3–6|
|Loss||5–6||Nov 2015||Traralgon, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Matthew Ebden||5–7, 3–6|
|Win||6–6||Feb 2016||Cherbourg, France||Challenger||Hard (i)||Adam Pavlásek||4–6, 6–4, 6–1|
|Win||7–6||May 2016||Anning, China, P.R.||Challenger||Clay||Mathias Bourgue||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||8–6||Oct 2016||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Challenger||Hard||Go Soeda||5–7, 7–5, 6–1|
|Win||9–6||Oct 2016||Traralgon, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Grega Žemlja||6–1, 6–2|
|Loss||9–7||Jun 2017||Surbiton, Great Britain||Challenger||Grass||Yūichi Sugita||6–7(7–9), 6–7(8–10)|
|Loss||9–8||Jul 2017||Binghamton, USA||Challenger||Hard||Cameron Norrie||4–6, 6–0, 4–6|
|Loss||9–9||Aug 2017||Vancouver, Canada||Challenger||Hard||Cedrik-Marcel Stebe||0–6, 1–6|
|Win||10–9||Feb 2018||Chennai, India||Challenger||Hard||Yuki Bhambri||7–5, 3–6, 7–5|
|Loss||10–10||Feb 2018||Kyoto, Japan||Challenger||Carpet (i)||John Millman||5–7, 1–6|
|Loss||10–11||Jul 2015||Seoul, Korea, Rep.||Challenger||Hard||Mackenzie McDonald||6–1, 4–6, 1–6|
|Loss||10–12||Jul 2018||Binghamton, USA||Challenger||Hard||Jay Clarke||7–6(8–6), 6–7(5–7), 4–6|
|Loss||10–13||Sep 2018||Columbus, USA||Challenger||Hard (i)||Michael Mmoh||3–6, 6–7(4–7)|
|Loss||10–14||Oct 2018||Calgary, Canada||Challenger||Hard (i)||Ivo Karlović||6–7(3–7), 3–6|
|Win||11–14||Oct 2018||Traralgon, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Yoshihito Nishioka||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||12–14||Nov 2018||Canberra, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Nicola Kuhn||6–1, 5–7, 6–4|
|Loss||12–15||Apr 2019||Nanchang, China, P.R.||Challenger||Clay (i)||Andrej Martin||4–6, 6–1, 3–6|
Doubles: 15 (11–4)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Mar 2014||Australia F2, Port Pirie||Futures||Hard||Bradley Mousley|| Maverick Banes
Gavin van Peperzeel
|Win||1–1||Apr 2014||Australia F4, Melbourne||Futures||Clay||Bradley Mousley|| Adam Hubble
|Win||2–1||May 2014||Croatia F8, Bol||Futures||Clay||Matthew Barton|| Tomislav Ternar
|Win||3–1||May 2014||Croatia F9, Bol||Futures||Clay||Matthew Barton|| Tomislav Draganja
|Win||4–1||May 2014||Croatia F10, Bol||Futures||Clay||Matthew Barton|| Maverick Banes
Gavin van Peperzeel
|2–6, 6–3, [10–3]|
|Win||5–1||Mar 2015||Kyoto, Japan||Challenger||Carpet (i)||Benjamin Mitchell|| Go Soeda
|Win||6–1||Mar 2015||Australia F4, Melbourne||Futures||Clay||Andrew Whittington|| Steven de Waard
|Loss||6–2||Aug 2015||Thailand F6, Bangkok||Futures||Hard||Benjamin Mitchell|| Toshihide Matsui
|6–4, 3–6, [9–11]|
|Loss||6–3||Oct 2015||Australia F6, Alice Springs||Futures||Hard||Alex Bolt|| Gao Xin
|6–3, 3–6, [1–10]|
|Win||7–3||Feb 2016||Launceston, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Luke Saville|| Dayne Kelly
|6–1, 4–6, [13–11]|
|Win||8–3||Mar 2016||Shenzhen, China, P.R.||Challenger||Hard||Luke Saville|| Saketh Myneni
|3–6, 6–4, [12–10]|
|Win||9–3||Jul 2016||Lexington, USA||Challenger||Hard||Luke Saville|| Nicolaas Scholtz
|Win||10–3||Nov 2016||Canberra, Australia||Challenger||Hard||Luke Saville|| Matt Reid
|Loss||10–4||Aug 2017||Aptos, USA||Challenger||Hard||Alex Bolt|| Jonathan Erlich
|3–6, 6–2, [8–10]|
|Win||11–4||Feb 2018||Kyoto, Japan||Challenger||Carpet (i)||Luke Saville|| Go Soeda
|6–3, 5–7, [10–6]|
Current through the 2020 French Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||Q2||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 7||3–7|
|French Open||A||A||Q1||2R||1R||1R||3R||1R||0 / 5||3–5|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||1R||NH||0 / 4||0–4|
|US Open||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||2R||4R||0 / 5||5–5|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||0–1||1–4||2–4||0–4||4–4||4–3||0 / 21||11–21|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||NH||0 / 2||1–2|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||4R||NH||0 / 2||3–2|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0–0|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||NH||0 / 1||0–1|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||Q2||0 / 1||0–1|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||NH||0 / 1||0–1|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–3||0–0||4–4||0–0||0 / 7||4–7|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||1R||Not Held||0 / 1||0–1|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||SF||PO||QF||P||0 / 3||4–2|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||3–1||0–1||0–0||1–0||0 / 2||4–3|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 1|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||2R||A||A||1R||1R||1R||0 / 4||1–4|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||3R||A||1R||0 / 2||2–2|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||2R||2R||A||2R||0 / 3||3–3|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||3R||A||1R||0 / 2||2–2|
|Win–Loss||0–0||1–1||0–0||1–1||5–4||0–1||1-4||0 / 11||8–11|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||1R||Not Held||0 / 1||0–1|
|Davis Cup||A||A||A||A||SF||A||0 / 1||1–0|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||1–0||0–0||0 / 2||1–1|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 1|
Wins over top 10 playersEdit
|1.||Andy Murray||1||Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom||Grass||1R||7–6(7–4), 6–2||90|
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