PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age21
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“It’s been a tough run. It’s just a matter of getting the confidence back in the body and it’s been tricky mentally dealing with everything.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 20 Apr 2017

» Kokkinakis targets Madrid return

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

Kokkinakis targets Madrid return
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
20 April, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has revealed he is aiming for a return to singles action on clay at the Madrid Masters, beginning 7 May.
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Gavrilova and Kokkinakis to inspire more kids to play tennis
AMBASSADORS: Daria Gavrilova and Thanasi Kokkinakis are excited to support the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Match Play program.
18 April, 2017

Star players have been named as ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Match Play ambassadors.
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Thompson to open Davis Cup quarterfinal
Jordan Thompson during a Davis Cup practice session in Brisbane; Getty Images
6 April, 2017

Jordan Thompson scheduled to play Jack Sock in opening Davis Cup rubber.
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Kokkinakis withdraws from AO singles draw
Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis (right) and Jordan Thompson with their Brisbane International trophy.
13 January, 2017

Kokkinakis partnered Jordan Thompson to clinch the men’s doubles title at the Brisbane International last week but is cautious on his full return to the Tour.
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