Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age18
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“If I didn't come up against a guy who serves out of a tree like that, I would have had a good chance to keep going.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 19 Feb 2015

» Veteran Karlovic beats teen Kokkinakis

On court

  • Began playing tennis when he was eight years old.
  • Represented Australian in the ITF World Junior Tennis Competition in 2010.
  • Claimed the Windmill Cup Carl Gantios u/14 title in the Netherlands in 2010.
  • Captured the Le 13/14 des Hauts de Seine u/14 title in France 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.
  • 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”.
  • Was a finalist in the Australian Open 2013 boys’ singles championships (l. Nick Kyrgios).
  • Won the Wimbledon 2013 doubles title with compatriot Nick Kyrgios.

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



2014 Canada F5 ITF



Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Gallery: Aussies hit the practice court
Lleyton Hewitt trains ahead of Australia's Davis Cup World Group first round tie against the Czech Republic in Ostrava; photo credit Pavel Lebeda
17 hours ago

The Australian Davis Cup team has taken to the practice court for a training session ahead of its World Group first round tie against the Czechs in Ostrava.
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Duckworth on brink of top 100
21 hours ago

Aussie James Duckworth has moved to within just a few spots of the top 100 after a run to the ATP Challenger final in Kolkata, India.
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Kyrgios out of Davis Cup
Nick Kyrgios; Getty Images
26 February, 2015

Australian No.1 Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from next week’s Davis Cup tie in the Czech Republic.
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Tomic through in Acapulco
Bernard Tomic of Australia celebrates winning his match against Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia during day four of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 7, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
25 February, 2015

Bernard Tomic has come through a tough match against Adrian Mannarino to advance to the second round of the ATP hardcourt event in Acapulco.
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