PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
226
ATP
RANKING
  • Age20
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“If someone plays too good on the day, then so be it, but if your base level’s there week in, week out, you’re going to have good results.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 22 Mar 2016

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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

2015 80
2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Five minutes with … Thanasi Kokkinakis
Thanasi Kokkinakis meets a fan during Australian Open 2016; Getty Images
22 March, 2016

We sat down for a quick chat with Thanasi Kokkinakis as the Aussie star continues his rehabilitation following shoulder surgery.
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Kyrgios, Kokkinakis in ATP #NextGen
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Thanaski Kokkinakis in action at Australian Open 2015; Getty Images
9 March, 2016

Aussie young guns Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are central to the ATP's newly unveiled Next Generation campaign.
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A game for life
Lleyton Hewitt supports Nick Kyrgios at the 2015 US Open; Getty Images
21 January, 2016

Fans need not wallow as Lleyton Hewitt leaves the professional game; not only will he retain a strong presence as Australia’s Davis Cup captain but his profound influence will…
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Duckworth joins Brisbane field
James Duckworth in action at the Brisbane International in January 2015; Getty Images
22 December, 2015

Twelve days out from the Brisbane International, James Duckworth has received an early Christmas present in the form of a main draw wildcard.
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