PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
158
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

Kyrgios, Kokkinakis inspire future generations
Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis with students at Hartwell Primary School.
22 October, 2014

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have made a special visit to Hartwell Primary School in Melbourne's east on Wednesday to take part in ANZ Tennis Hot Shots.
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Rising stars sign up for Traralgon Challengers
Ben Mitchell in action at the 2014 AAMI Classic at Kooyong; Getty Images
22 October, 2014

Two bumper fields will contest this year’s back-to-back Latrobe City Traralgon ATP Challenger events starting this weekend.
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Rankings watch: Millman’s rapid rise
John Millman of Australia plays a forehand during his match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on during day five of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 3, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia; Getty Images
14 October, 2014

John Millman has continued his stunning return from injury, vaulting 121 places in the latest rankings to return to the world's top 300.
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Kokkinakis pushes Lopez to the brink
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
8 October, 2014

Australians Thanasi Kokkinakis and Sam Groth have both suffered first-round losses at the Shanghai Masters, but not before putting up stern fights at the prestigious ATP event.
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