PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
185
ATP
RANKING
  • Age18
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“Would like to thank @Open13 for the WC this week, hopefully be back next year. Didn't go well today :/ gotta get better! #practicecourt”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 18 Feb 2014

» Kokkinakis falls to Kavcic in Marseille

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

2011 1627

Titles/Finals

Titles

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Finals

None

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Barty, Rodionova one step from US Open main draw
Ash Barty plays a forehand during her first round loss to Alize Cornet of France on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros; Elizabeth Xue Bai
22 August, 2014

UPDATE: Ash Barty and Anastasia Rodionova stand one win away from the US Open main draw after each won their second-round qualifying matches on Thursday at Flushing Meadows.
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South Australian Pro Tour event awarded Challenger status
Top seed Jarmere Jenkins of the US poses with his trophy after defeating Australian Luke Saville in the singles final at the City of Onkaparinga Tennis International; Tennis Australia
20 August, 2014

South Australia’s standing on the world tennis map has received a significant boost, with the City of Onkaparinga Tennis International being upgraded to ATP Challenger status…
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US Open qualifying: Kokkinakis back from the brink
Thanasi Kokkinakis serves during his first round loss to Kevin Anderson at the ATP Masters event in Toronto, Canada; Getty Images
20 August, 2014

UPDATE: Thanasi Kokkinakis has come through a tense three-set battle in the first round of qualifying on Monday at Flushing Meadows, while James Duckworth and Arina Rodionova…
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While you were sleeping 20/8
Playing a forehand, James Duckworth won the opening set of his first round match against fellow wildcard Tim Smyczek of the United States on Day 3 of the 2013 US Open, before ultimately going down in four sets; Getty Images
20 August, 2014

Qualifying kicked off in New York, the men's seeds were announced and Victoria Azarenka opened up on Twitter, yep all of the above happened while you were sleeping.
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