PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
150
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

Rankings movers and shakers
Sam Groth was outside the world's top 150 to start the year and dipped as low as No.176 in March, yet flourished - thanks to a Challenger title, qualifying for WImbledon, reaching the ATP semis in Newport and the second round at Flushing Meadows - to crack the top 80 in November. He peaked at 75th; Getty Images
27 November, 2014

With the professional season having come to a close, we celebrate the Aussie movers and shakers who shot up the rankings in what was a breakthrough year for Australian tennis.
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Titan Men and Freighter Ladies lead the way
Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia plays a backhand in his match against Di Wu of China during day two of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on December 30, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
26 November, 2014

The Trinity Titans men and Flagstaff Freighters women’s teams sit atop of the South West ATL Conference table after the first weekend of matches were played across Saturday…
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Nick Kyrgios awarded 2014 Newcombe Medal
Nick Kyrgios wins the 2014 Newcombe Medal; Fiona Hamilton
24 November, 2014

UPDATE: Nick Kyrgios was tonight awarded Australia’s top tennis honour, the prestigious Newcombe Medal, capping a stunning breakout season for the teen from Canberra.
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Stars step out in style on the blue carpet
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Thanasi Kokkinakis on the blue carpet at the 2014 Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards; Fiona Hamilton
24 November, 2014

One of the undeniable highlights of the Newcombe Medal is seeing Australia's best players step out on the blue carpet having traded the tennis clothes for their finest…
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