PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

4
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
71
ATP
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“I can't wait to play. Hopefully I play some good tennis on the day.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 28 Jun 2015

» Kokkinakis set to take centre stage

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
  • 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

2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Hewitt: Australian tennis in safe hands
Lleyton Hewitt in action during his five-set first-round loss to Finn Jarkko Nieminen at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships; Getty Images
1 July, 2015

Lleyton Hewitt sees "something special" in Australian talents Tomic, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis - and he's inspiring the trio at the same time.
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Kyrgios through, Kokkinakis ousted
Nick Kyrgios celebrates a winning point during his first-round victory over Diego Schwartzman at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships; Getty Images
30 June, 2015

Nick Kyrgios has made a blazing start to his Wimbledon campaign yet fellow young gun Thanasi Kokkinakis fell on the opening day of The Championships.
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Young guns lead Aussie Wimbledon tilt
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Thanaski Kokkinakis in action at Australian Open 2015; Getty Images
29 June, 2015

Aussie young guns Nick Kyrgios, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Bernard Tomic headline a banner Day 1 at Wimbledon in which 11 Aussies feature in singles action.
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Kokkinakis set to take centre stage
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
28 June, 2015

Stay tuned for Thanasi Kokkinakis to showcase why greats of the game believe the teenage prodigy will soon be the main man of Australian tennis.
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