Today I wish to praise the exceptional sporting achievements of Cherrybrook local and tennis star Jordan Thompson. Jordan started playing tennis at the age of four under the guidance of his parents, Stephen, his coach, and Karen, also a keen player. He grew up in Cherrybrook and attended Oakhill College, while training at facilities in Hornsby and Homebush. In 2008, Jordan was selected to represent Australia at the World Junior Tennis competition and went on to win the Australian Open Wildcard Play-off in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, Jordan won a Grand Slam main draw match for the first time, as well as his first four ATP Challenger titles, and entered into the world’s top 100 ranked players. Jordan made his Davis Cup debut in 2017, helping Australia to win against the Czech Republic and the United States. In that same year, he beat world number one Andy Murray. Most recently at the US Open earlier this year, Jordan made it to a career-best fourth round, beating Stefano Travaglia, Egor Gerasimov and Mikhail Kukushkin. He now sits at No.53 on the world ranking. Congratulations Jordan on your well-earned success and best of luck for the future.