Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age19
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“The crowd was trying to help me. I thank them for that. I was trying to push through. I hit the odd slap winner there, but I couldn't sustain that.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 2 Sep 2015

» Shattered Kokkinakis succumbs to cramp

On court

  • Began playing tennis when he was eight years old
  • Goal is to be No.1 in the world and play Davis Cup for Australia
  • Most influential people on his career to date are his brother, parents and his first coach
  • Favourite player is Frenchman Gael Monfils “because he is so entertaining”
  • Represented Australian in the ITF World Junior Tennis Competition in 2010
  • Reached the final of ITF Futures Pro Circuit doubles events in Slovenia and Belgium in 2012
  • Debuted at the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2012
  • Was a finalist in the Australian Open 2013 boys’ singles championships (l. Nick Kyrgios)
  • Won the Wimbledon 2013 doubles title with compatriot Nick Kyrgios
  • First-round victory at Australian Open 2014 (over Igor Sijsling) was first ever tour-level victory
  • Made Davis Cup debut for Australia in February 2014 against France; contested a dead rubber
  • Captured first professional title at ITF Futures event in Saskatoon, Canada
  • Rose more than 450 ranking spots in 2014 to finish inside the world’s top 150; one of just four teenagers in this bracket
  • Won his first Davis Cup live rubber for Australia in a 2015 World Group first round tie v Czech Republic, coming from two-sets-to-love down to beat Lukas Rosol in Ostrava
  • Qualified for five ATP events in 2015 – Memphis, Delray Beach, Acapulco, Istanbul and Madrid
  • ATP Masters 1000 breakthrough came at Indian Wells where he beat three higher-ranked opponents to reach last 16
  • Cracked ATP top 100 for the first time in May 2015

Off court

  • Hobbies include playing basketball, Playstation and watching TV
  • Favourite music is techno, hip-hop, R’n’B, Michael Jackson, David Guetta and Ministry of Sound compilations
  • Favourite food is pizza

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627



2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Star-studded line-up launch Australian Open in Shanghai and Melbourne
Rod Laver and Rafa Nadal launch Australian Open 2016
10 hours ago

Rod Laver, Rafa Nadal and Thanasi Kokkinakis officially kicked off Australian Open 2016 on two continents today.
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Kokkinakis takes over ATP Insider
Thanasi Kokkinakis; ATP World Tour
11 October, 2015

Aussie young gun Thanasi Kokkinakis has taken over the latest issue of ATP Insider, answering fan questions and making some confessions ...
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Kokkinakis beaten at St Petersburg Open
Photo: Getty Images
24 September, 2015

Thanasi Kokkinakis has been beaten in the first round of the St Petersburg Open.
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Murray downs Kokkinakis to give GB Davis Cup lead
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action against Andy Murray. Photo: Getty Images
19 September, 2015

Andy Murray claimed first blood for GB with a straight sets win over Thanasi Kokkinakis in Glasgow
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