PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

4
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
70
ATP
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“Luckily, my serve helped me a lot at the end. I was able to play the big points when it mattered.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 25 Aug 2015

» Kokkinakis beats in-form opponent

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

US Open: tough draws for Aussies
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at the ATP Winston-Salem Open; Getty Images
28 August, 2015

Nick Kyrgios, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Daria Gavrilova all drew high seeds at the US Open while tough openers await Aussie seeds Sam Stosur and Bernard Tomic.
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Best foot forward
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at Indian Wells 2015; Getty Images
26 August, 2015

With Thanasi Kokkinakis now working full time with former Port Adelaide strength and nutrition coach Andrew Rondinelli, MATT TROLLOPE explores the increasing ties between tennis…
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Kokkinakis beats in-form opponent
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
25 August, 2015

Thanasi Kokkinakis was pushed to the brink by the in-form Alexandr Dolgopolov before sealing his place in the second round of the ATP Winston-Salem Open.
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Biggest Movers: Kokkinakis ascends
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
25 August, 2015

Thanasi Kokkinakis has returned to the top 70 after a strong showing in Cincinnati, while Jordan Thompson and Sara Tomic have achieved career-high rankings.
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