Jordan Thompson (tennis)
20 April 1994 |
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|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)|
|US Open||1R (2016)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|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)|
|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. 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.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Junior career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 ATP career finals
- 5 ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals
- 6 Performance timelines
- 7 Wins over top 10 players
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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".
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.
2013: Career beginnings
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. 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
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 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.
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 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
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
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. 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, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 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 quarter final & doubles Title
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. 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. 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.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Winner||8 January 2017||Brisbane International, Australia||Hard||Thanasi Kokkinakis|| Gilles Müller
ATP Challengers and ITF Futures finals
Singles: 16 (9–7)
|Winner||28 July 2013||Bad Waltersdorf, Austria||Clay||Patrick Ofner||1–6, 6–4, 6–0|
|Winner||29 September 2013||Alice Springs, Australia||Hard||Yuichi Ito||6–4, 6–1|
|Runner-up||12 October 2013||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Greg Jones||6–3, 5–7, 1–6|
|Runner-up||2 March 2014||Port Pirie, Australia||Hard||Luke Saville||2–6, 1–3 retired.|
|Runner-up||25 May 2014||Bol, Croatia||Clay||Maverick Banes||6–7, 6–4, 3–6|
|Runner-up||31 August 2014||Bangkok Challenger, Thailand||Hard||Hyeon Chung||6–7, 4–6|
|Winner||29 March 2015||Melbourne, Australia||Clay||Jose Rubin Statham||6–1, 7–5|
|Winner||9 August 2015||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Chen Ti||6–2, 6–2|
|Winner||16 August 2015||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Chen Ti||6–0, 3–6, 6–2|
|Runner-up||18 October 2015||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Hard||Saketh Myneni||5–7, 3–6|
|Runner-up||1 November 2015||Traralgon, Australia||Hard||Matthew Ebden||5–7, 3–6|
|Winner||28 February 2016||Cherbourg Challenger, France||Hard||Adam Pavlásek||4–6, 6–4, 6–1|
|Winner||1 May 2016||Anning Challenger, China||Clay||Mathias Bourgue||6–3, 6–2|
|Winner||16 October 2016||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Hard||Go Soeda||5–7, 7–5, 6–1|
|Winner||30 October 2016||Traralgon, Australia||Hard||Grega Žemlja||6–1, 6–2|
|Runner-up||11 June 2017||Surbiton, United Kingdom||Grass||Yūichi Sugita||6-7(7-9), 6-7(8-10)|
Doubles: 12 (10–2)
|Runner Up||2 March 2014||Port Pirie F2, Australia||Hard||Bradley Mousley|| Maverick Banes
Gavin van Peperzeel
|Winner||6 April 2014||Melbourne F4, Australia||Clay||Bradley Mousley|| Adam Hubble
|Winner||11 May 2014||F8, Croatia||Clay||Matthew Barton|| Tomislav Ternar
|Winner||18 May 2014||F9, Croatia||Clay||Matthew Barton|| Tomislav Draganja
|Winner||25 May 2014||F10, Croatia||Clay||Matthew Barton|| Maverick Banes
Gavin van Peperzeel
|2–6, 6–3, [10–3]|
|Winner||1 March 2015||Shimadzu, Japan||Carpet||Benjamin Mitchell|| Go Soeda
|Winner||29 March 2015||Melbourne F4, Australia||Clay||Andrew Whittington|| Steven de Waard
|Runner-up||9 August 2015||Thailand F6 Futures, Thailand||Hard||Benjamin Mitchell|| Toshihide Matsui
|6–4, 3–6, [9–11]|
|Winner||5 February 2016||Launceston, Australia||Hard||Luke Saville|| Dayne Kelly
|6–1, 4–6, [13–11]|
|Winner||27 March 2016||Shenzhen, China||Hard||Luke Saville|| Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
|3–6, 6–4, [12–10]|
|Winner||31 July 2016||Lexington, United States||Hard||Luke Saville|| Tucker Vorster
|Winner||5 November 2016||Canberra, Australia||Hard||Luke Saville|| Matt Reid
Current till 2017 French Open
|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|
|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|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0|
|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|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 1||1 / 1|
Wins over top 10 players
|1.||Andy Murray||1||Queen's Club, London, United Kingdom||Grass||1R||7–6(7–4), 6–2||90|
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- "Jordan Thompson (@jordanthommmo2) – Twitter". twitter.com.
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- "THOMPSON'S FRENCH OPEN DREAM ENDS IN HEARTBREAK". www.tennis.com.au. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
- "THOMPSON FALLS IN US OPEN EPIC". Tennis Australia. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- "THOMPSON DOWNS FERRER IN BRISBANE THRILLER". Tennis Australia. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
- "Courageous Thompson and Whittingon exit". Tennis Australia. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
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