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Biofile Jordan Thompson Interview

By Scoop Malinowski

Status: ATP no. 82. Career high ranking was no. 43 in 2019. This week Thompson is the top seed at the Tunisia ATP Challenger.

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 181

DOB: April 20, 1994 In: Syndey, Australia

First Tennis Memory: Probably hitting against a wall at home.

Tennis Inspirations: Lleyton Hewitt. Andy Murray. Nadal.

Last Book Read: (I) don’t read [smiles].

Current Car: A Jeep Wrangler (white).

First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: … Jeez… I don’t even know… maybe Lleyton in Sydney.

Greatest Moment Of Career: Probably my debut in Davis Cup. Or beating Murray at Queens when he was world no. 1 (as LL in 1R in 2017 76 62 – first Australian to beat Murray in 21 tries on ATP World Tour, his first top ten win, and first ATP grass court match win).

Most Painful Moment: Davis Cup loss. Deciding rubber. In the semifinal.

Favorite Tournaments: I like Washington DC. I love playing Australian Open, Wimbledon, Queens.

Best You Ever Felt On Court: Don’t really feel that good ever [smiles].

Funniest Players Encountered: Nick Kyrgios.

Funny Tennis Memory: Not really funny… playing doubles and Feliciano Lopez got chewed where he doesn’t want to get chewed. In Sydney, in a doubles match.

Embarrassing Tennis Memory: I don’t know. There’s nowhere to hide on a tennis court. But you can’t win every week so we’re all used to losing.

Why Do You Love Tennis: I love competing. It’s as simple as that.

Strangest Match: No idea.

Favorite Artists: More of a music person (not painters). One Republic. Savage Garden from Australia. Back in the day.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: I don’t eat ice cream.

People Qualities Most Admired: Loyalty. Good sense of humor. Patience.

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