Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age20
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“Shattered I can't play through grass this year.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 12 Jun 2016

» Kyrgios, Tomic begin Wimbledon prep

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



2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Aussie Olympic tennis team set
Sam Stosur in action during the reverse singles of the Australia v Germany Fed Cup tie in Stuttgart; Getty Images
1 July, 2016

Sam Stosur, Daria Gavrilova, John Millman and Thanasi Kokkinakis have nabbed singles berths for Australia at the upcoming Rio Olympics.
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Hewitt adapting to new Wimbledon role
Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt celebrates a winning point to Bernard Tomic in the second singles rubber of the Australia v United States Davis Cup tie at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club; Getty Images
30 June, 2016

Lleyton Hewitt is juggling multiple roles this year at Wimbledon as he transitions into retirement and mentors the next generation of Aussie tennis stars.
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Groth outgunned by Nishikori
28 June, 2016

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori proved too strong for Australia's Sam Groth on No.1 Court on Monday at Wimbledon, completing a straight-sets victory.
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Kyrgios, Tomic begin Wimbledon prep
Nick Kyrgios in action at Roland Garros; Getty Images
12 June, 2016

Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic will prepare for Wimbledon at London's Queen's Club this week, and Sam Groth hopes to join them in the main draw.
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