Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age18
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“We talk a fair bit. he's real supportive of me, sends me a few messages after I play and stuff like that, after Davis Cup, so he's been a great guy for me.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 16 Mar 2015

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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

2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627



2014 Canada F5 ITF



Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

The Social Serve – Edition 1
31 March, 2015

Social media allows access to a player like never before. Our social media investigator, Joel Smith, digs up the best of Australian players on social media this week.
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Miami Open: wins for Gavrilova, Duckworth
Daria Gavrilova in action during her first round victory at the Miami Open; Getty Images
26 March, 2015

Australians Daria Gavrilova and James Duckworth have progressed to the second round of the Miami Open after wins on Wednesday.
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Duckworth qualifies for Miami Open
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05:  James Duckworth of Australia plays a backhand in his match against Gilles Simon of France during day two of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 5, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)
25 March, 2015

Australian James Duckworth has qualified for the Miami Open with a straight-sets win in the final round of qualifying on Tuesday in Florida.
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Miami Open: Hewitt returns to action
Lleyton Hewitt in IPTL action; Getty Images
24 March, 2015

Aussie veteran Lleyton Hewitt is one of five Aussie men entered in the main draw of the Miami Open, beginning this week at Crandon Park in Florida.
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