Thompson set a career-high ranking of No.43 in July 2019, one of many highlights in a career-best season. He made his first ATP final at s-Hertogenbosch in June and enjoyed consistent results at tour-level, making the quarterfinals or better at five tournaments. He has also posted top 30 wins against Grigor Dimitrov and Karen Khachanov.
Thompson began playing aged four with his father, who is a tennis coach. He grew up idolizing Lleyton Hewitt, who is now his occasional doubles partner. He is an avid rugby fan and says if he wasn’t a professional tennis player, he would have pursued a rugby career. The patriotic Thompson had the Australian coat of arms tattooed on his arm after making his Olympic debut in 2016.
The hard-working Australian scored the biggest win of his career at Queen’s in 2017, upsetting world No.1 Andy Murray. He posted 52 wins on the ATP Challenger Tour in 2018, the second best season on record at that level, and finished in the year-end top 100 for a third consecutive season. He has enjoyed strong results in doubles too, winning the Brisbane title with Thanasi Kokkinakis in 2017.
Quarterfinals: Sydney, New York, Houston,