Last Updated on July 5, 2023
Jordan Thompson, an Australian professional tennis player, was born on April 20, 1994, in Sydney. His introduction to the tennis world was quite early, thanks to his father who was a tennis coach. From the tender age of four, Jordan was already learning how to swing a racket. His admiration for the sport was fueled further by his love for the legendary Australian tennis star, Lleyton Hewitt. Despite his passion for tennis, Jordan was also drawn towards other sports, including rugby and National League, before ultimately deciding to dedicate himself fully to tennis.
His journey into professional tennis began in 2010 with junior tournaments. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that he decided to take a serious plunge into the professional circuit. In the same year, he bagged his first two singles titles at the Futures tournament and even made it to the second round in his debut Challenger tournament. His progress was significant enough for him to get his first taste of a major home tournament, where he won a match.
Jordan started 2014 ranked in the fourth hundred, but his career took a significant turn when he got the chance to participate in the AAMI Classic, replacing his childhood idol, Lleyton Hewitt. Despite having tough opponents in the early stages like Richard Gasquet and Mikhail Youzhny, Jordan managed to secure a victory in his third match. This marked his first win against a top-50 player, Juan Monaco.
While his wins on the tour were modest, Jordan managed to maintain his top 100 ranking, thanks to his impressive performances in the Challenger tournaments. In 2018, he managed to reach the finals eight times, winning three tournaments, and ended the season with a ranking of 72. As of 2023, many fans are curious to learn more about the coach guiding this talented player. The question on everyone’s mind is – who is coaching Jordan Thompson in 2023? The following sections aim to shed light on this topic.
Who Is Jordan Thompson’s Current Coach?
Peter Luczak, born on August 31, 1979, in Warsaw, Poland, is a retired professional tennis player from Australia. He moved to Australia at nine months old with his parents and started playing tennis at the age of five, encouraged by his Polish-born father. His professional career took off after he secured a tennis scholarship at Fresno State. Here, he honed his skills, ultimately setting the record for most career singles wins during his time there. Despite not having significant success at the junior level, his determination and performance earned him a reputable position in the tennis world.
Luczak turned professional in 2000 and spent a significant portion of his career playing on the ITF Futures and ATP Challenger Series circuit. Over his career, he won four Futures titles in 2001 and made his Grand Slam debut in 2003 at the Australian Open. By 2007, Luczak had climbed into the top 100 for the first time, establishing himself on the international stage. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 64, achieved in October 2009.
Among his noteworthy achievements is the Gold medal he won in the doubles category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi. Also, in 2010, he tied the Wimbledon record for the fastest serve, clocking in at 148 mph. However, his career was not without setbacks. In 2008, after reaching his career-high ranking, he was diagnosed with a stress fracture of the pelvis, which kept him out of the game for 14 weeks.
Throughout his career, Luczak displayed exceptional grit and perseverance. He continued his comeback from the pelvis problem on the Challenger circuit, repeatedly proving his prowess on the tennis court. Notably, in 2009 he made the semi-finals in Burnie and Meknes, won the challenger in Poznań, and reached his career high ranking of #64.
Beyond his active career as a player, Luczak is now known as the coach of fellow Australian tennis player, Jordan Thompson. He continues to contribute to the sport through his coaching, passing on his experiences, knowledge, and strategies to the next generation of players.
In 2023, under the guidance of his coach Peter Luczak, Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson displayed significant success on the court. While Thompson had a rocky start with early exits in Adelaide International 1 and 2, and the Australian Open, his season took a turn for the better at the BNP Paribas Open. Here, he defeated world-renowned players Gaël Monfils and world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas, marking his second top-10 victory and bringing him to the third round of a Masters for only the third time in his career. Unfortunately, his run was cut short by Alejandro Tabilo. In Houston, Thompson showed his prowess in doubles, partnering with Max Purcell to secure his second doubles title. His performance continued to ascend at the Libéma Open where he reached the semifinals for the first time since 2019, taking revenge on Adrian Mannarino. Thompson’s achievement continued as he defeated compatriot Rinky Hijikata, which led him to his second ATP final, once again at the Libéma Open.
Jordan Thompson Past Coaches
Jaymon Crabb is an Australian former professional tennis player and now a coach. Born on March 6, 1978, in Bunbury, Australia, Crabb started playing tennis at the age of 10 and turned professional in 1996. He has a career-high singles ranking of 181 and doubles 146 on the ATP Tour. Crabb retired as a player in 2006 but continued his involvement in tennis as a coach and manager. He is known for his expertise in video analysis for coaching, using Dartfish software to analyze players’ and opponents’ games. Crabb has worked as Lleyton Hewitt’s Touring Coach and as a Touring Coach for Tennis Australia. From 2018 to 2022, he was the coach of professional tennis player Jordan Thompson. Crabb is married to Bryanne Stewart, a former professional tennis player, and they live in the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
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Jordan Thompson’s achievements with different coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Jordan Thompson under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coach||Years of Cooperation||Titles|
|Peter Luczak||2023-Ongoing||2023 Houston ( w/ Max Purcell ) (Outdoor/Clay)|
|Jaymon Crabb||2018 – 2022|