Jordan Thompson (tennis)

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Jordan Thompson
Thompson WM16 (19) (27802529593).jpg
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia
Born (1994-04-20) 20 April 1994 (age 23)
Sydney, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2013
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $741,994
Singles
Career record 11–19
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 63 (13 February 2017)
Current ranking No. 90 (19 June 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2017)
French Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon 1R (2016)
US Open 1R (2016)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2016)
Doubles
Career record 7–7
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 81 (19 June 2017)
Current ranking No. 81 (19 June 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 3R (2017)
Wimbledon 2R (2016)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (2017)
Last updated on: 19 June 2017.

Jordan Thompson (born 20 April 1994) is an Australian professional tennis player, reaching a career high ranking of World No. 63 on 13 February 2017.[1] 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 quarterfinal at Brisbane in 2017, defeating David Ferrer en route.

Personal life[edit]

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.[2] 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".[3]

Junior career[edit]

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 No. 18 in the combined world rankings in October 2012, compiling a singles win/loss record of 82–38.

Professional career[edit]

2013: Career beginnings[edit]

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 wildcard 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.[4] Thompson will make 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 debut[edit]

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.[5] His first match was against world number nine 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 tiebreal by seven points to four.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

In May, Thompson made the semi-final 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 200[edit]

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 100[edit]

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 his world ATP World Tour win, when his opponent Martin Klizan retired when trailing 6-2, 4-0.[9] 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.[10]

On 1 May, Thompson won the biggest title of his career at the $100,000 2016 Kunming Open, which increased his ranking into the top 100 for the first time in his career.[11]

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, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 10-12 in a four and a half hour match.[12] 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."[13] 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 quarter final & doubles Title[edit]

Thompson commenced the year at the 2017 Brisbane International, where he defeated Elias Ymer and David Ferrer to make his first ATP World Tour quarter final.[14] He lost to Kei Nishikori in the quarter final. Thompson partnered Thanasi Kokkinakis in the doubles, where they reached the final, defeating Sam Querrey and Gilles Muller . In doing so, they are 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.[15] 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 Miami Masters, before returning to Australia when he defeated Jack Sock in the quarter final 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, 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 became the first Australian player to beat Murray in an ATP-level singles match.[16]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 8 January 2017 Brisbane International, Australia Hard Australia Thanasi Kokkinakis Luxembourg Gilles Müller
United States Sam Querrey
7–6(9–7), 6–4

ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals[edit]

Singles: 16 (9–7)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (4–4)
ITF Futures Tour (5–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–5)
Clay (3–1)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 28 July 2013 Bad Waltersdorf, Austria Clay Austria Patrick Ofner 1–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 29 September 2013 Alice Springs, Australia Hard Japan Yuichi Ito 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 12 October 2013 Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Greg Jones 6–3, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 2 March 2014 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Luke Saville 2–6, 1–3 retired.
Runner-up 25 May 2014 Bol, Croatia Clay Australia Maverick Banes 6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 31 August 2014 Bangkok Challenger, Thailand Hard South Korea Hyeon Chung 6–7, 4–6
Winner 29 March 2015 Melbourne, Australia Clay New Zealand Jose Rubin Statham 6–1, 7–5
Winner 9 August 2015 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Ti 6–2, 6–2
Winner 16 August 2015 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Ti 6–0, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 18 October 2015 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard India Saketh Myneni 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 1 November 2015 Traralgon, Australia Hard Australia Matthew Ebden 5–7, 3–6
Winner 28 February 2016 Cherbourg Challenger, France Hard Czech Republic Adam Pavlásek 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 1 May 2016 Anning Challenger, China Clay France Mathias Bourgue 6–3, 6–2
Winner 16 October 2016 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard Japan Go Soeda 5–7, 7–5, 6–1
Winner 30 October 2016 Traralgon, Australia Hard Slovenia Grega Žemlja 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 11 June 2017 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass Japan Yūichi Sugita 6-7(7-9), 6-7(8-10)

Doubles: 12 (10–2)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (5–0)
ITF Futures Tour (5–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (5–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner Up 2 March 2014 Port Pirie F2, Australia Hard Australia Bradley Mousley Australia Maverick Banes
Australia Gavin van Peperzeel
3–6, 3–6
Winner 6 April 2014 Melbourne F4, Australia Clay Australia Bradley Mousley Australia Adam Hubble
Australia Matt Reid
w/o
Winner 11 May 2014 F8, Croatia Clay Australia Matthew Barton Slovenia Tomislav Ternar
Slovenia Mike Urbanija
6–2, 6–3
Winner 18 May 2014 F9, Croatia Clay Australia Matthew Barton Croatia Tomislav Draganja
Croatia Dino Marcan
6–2, 6–1
Winner 25 May 2014 F10, Croatia Clay Australia Matthew Barton Australia Maverick Banes
Australia Gavin van Peperzeel
2–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Winner 1 March 2015 Shimadzu, Japan Carpet Australia Benjamin Mitchell Japan Go Soeda
Japan Yasutaka Uchiyama
6-3, 6-2
Winner 29 March 2015 Melbourne F4, Australia Clay Australia Andrew Whittington Australia Steven de Waard
Australia Marc Polmans
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 9 August 2015 Thailand F6 Futures, Thailand Hard Australia Benjamin Mitchell Japan Toshihide Matsui
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat
6–4, 3–6, [9–11]
Winner 5 February 2016 Launceston, Australia Hard Australia Luke Saville Australia Dayne Kelly
Australia Matt Reid
6–1, 4–6, [13–11]
Winner 27 March 2016 Shenzhen, China Hard Australia Luke Saville India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
India Saketh Myneni
3–6, 6–4, [12–10]
Winner 31 July 2016 Lexington, United States Hard Australia Luke Saville South Africa Tucker Vorster
South Africa Nicolaas Scholtz
6–2, 7–5
Winner 5 November 2016 Canberra, Australia Hard Australia Luke Saville Australia Matt Reid
Australia John-Patrick Smith
6–2, 6–3

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Singles[edit]

Current till 2017 French Open

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 4 1–4
French Open A A Q1 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2
Wimbledon A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
US Open A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–4 1–2 0 / 8 2–8
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Miami Masters A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid Masters A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome Masters A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canadian Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Shanghai Masters A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Paris Masters A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0-0 0-2 0 / 2 0–2
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1
Davis Cup A A A A SF 0 / 0 3–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 0 / 1 3–1
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–10 10–10 13–22
Year-end ranking 320 276 154 79 37%

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R A A 1R 0 / 2 1–2
French Open A A A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1
Wimbledon A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
US Open A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 0 / 4 4–4
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–3 8–5 11–9
Year-end ranking 1555 261 229 115 55%

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score JT Rank
2017
1. United Kingdom Andy Murray 1 Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom Grass 1R 7–6(7–4), 6–2 90

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan Thompson – Tennis Players – Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Jordan Thompson (@jordanthommmo2) – Twitter". twitter.com. 
  3. ^ "GETTING TO KNOW JORDAN THOMPSON". Tennis Australia. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Jordan Thompson – Player Profiles – Players and Rankings – News and Events – Tennis Australia". Tennis.com.au. 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  5. ^ "A cautious Lleyton Hewitt pulls out of Kooyong Classic ahead of Australian Open". Herald Sun. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Aussie teen Jordan Thompson makes a point against Richard Gasquet". Herald Sun. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Young guns Jordan Thompson and Nick Kyrgios complete Australian Open preparations". Herald Sun. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rafter names teen trio for Davis Cup". 21 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Seppi Makes Winning Return To Sydney". www.atpworldtour.com. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "THOMPSON CLAIMS BIGGEST EVER TITLE". www.tennis.com.au. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Evans, Thompson Make Top 100 Debuts With Challenger Titles". www.atpworldtour.com. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "THOMPSON'S FRENCH OPEN DREAM ENDS IN HEARTBREAK". www.tennis.com.au. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "THOMPSON FALLS IN US OPEN EPIC". Tennis Australia. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "THOMPSON DOWNS FERRER IN BRISBANE THRILLER". Tennis Australia. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Courageous Thompson and Whittingon exit". Tennis Australia. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "GETTING TO KNOW JORDAN THOMPSON". Tennis Australia. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 

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