Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age19
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“I pride myself on fighting, I’ve shown I can do it [before] ... I've shown that when my back’s against the wall I usually can find a way to get it done.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 18 Nov 2015

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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

2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627



2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

A game for life
Lleyton Hewitt supports Nick Kyrgios at the 2015 US Open; Getty Images
21 January, 2016

Fans need not wallow as Lleyton Hewitt leaves the professional game; not only will he retain a strong presence as Australia’s Davis Cup captain but his profound influence will…
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Duckworth joins Brisbane field
James Duckworth in action at the Brisbane International in January 2015; Getty Images
22 December, 2015

Twelve days out from the Brisbane International, James Duckworth has received an early Christmas present in the form of a main draw wildcard.
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Tomic targeting top 10
Bernard Tomic in action during his second-round loss to Stan Wawrinka at the ATP Paris Masters; Getty Images
25 November, 2015

Bernard Tomic believes a top 10 ranking could be just four months away should he put in a strong showing during the Australian summer of tennis.
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Stars step out in style at 2015 Newcombe Medal
Lleyton and Bec Hewitt at 2015 Newcombe Medal. Photo: Getty Images
23 November, 2015

The blue carpet was not only the place to be seen at 2015 Newcombe Medal, it was an interview hot spot too.
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