Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • 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



2014 Canada F5 ITF



Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Gajdosova returns to top 70
Jarmila Gajdosova in action during her first round win over Daniela Hantuchova at the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan; Getty Images
30 September, 2014

Jarmila Gajdosova has continued her surge up the WTA rankings while our young Aussie men have entrenched themselves inside the world's top 200.
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Aussies in action: Tomic in Tokyo
Bernard Tomic in action in the first round of the doubles event at the US Open in New York; Getty Images
29 September, 2014

Australia's Bernard Tomic will fly the flag at this week's ATP 500 event in Tokyo, Japan, while Sam Stosur has begun strongly at the WTA China Open in Beijing.
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Groth, Kokkinakis win in Shenzhen
Sam Groth, US Open, 2014. GETTY IMAGES
23 September, 2014

Sam Groth and Thanasi Kokkinakis have booked their places in the second round of the ATP event in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday following contrasting wins.
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Kokkinakis qualifies in Shenzhen
Thanasi Kokkinakis serves during his first round loss to Kevin Anderson at the ATP Masters event in Toronto, Canada; Getty Images
22 September, 2014

UPDATE: Thanasi Kokkinakis has reached the main draw of the ATP event in Shenzhen, China, while fellow Aussie Matt Ebden fell in the first round.
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