PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
184
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

Jasika aiming higher after US Open glory
Omar Jasika poses for photos during a media opportunity at Melbourne Park's National Tennis Centre on September 16, 2014; Robert Prezioso/Getty Images
6 hours ago

Australia’s newest Grand Slam champion has returned home keen to tackle bigger challenges as his career transitions from the junior to senior ranks.
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Hewitt impressed by next talent wave
Hewitt-Davis-Cup
10 September, 2014

Lleyton Hewitt is confident Australia's Davis Cup future is bright as the nation attempts this weekend to retain its place in the World Group.
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Jasika impresses the big guns
Omar Jasika celebrates during his US Open boys' singles final victory over Frenchman Quentin Halys; Getty Images
8 September, 2014

Australia's newest tennis sensation was already being groomed for stardom long before announcing his arrival on one of the sport's biggest stages with a spectacular US…
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Rafter urges Hewitt to play on in 2015
Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter answer questions, France, 2014.  © FFT/P. Montigny
3 September, 2014

Tennis legend Pat Rafter hopes Lleyton Hewitt will play on next year, but says it's crucial for Australia to get back into the Davis Cup World Group for this to happen.
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