Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age18
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“It was exciting. I know it was a good win. There's more to come.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 20 Jan 2015

» Kokkinakis ‘not finished yet’ at Aust Open

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

2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627



2014 Canada F5 ITF



Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Grand slam seeding for Kyrgios
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts to a point in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day nine of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
7 hours ago

Nick Kyrgios has not only played his last grand slam as a teenager but also almost certainly as an unseeded dangerman following his run to the Australian Open quarterfinals.
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Groth beats Kokkinakis in all-Aussie clash
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21:  Samuel Groth of Australia and Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia shake hands at the net after their second round match during day three of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
21 January, 2015

Sam Groth has won a rollercoaster five-setter to end the Australian Open campaign of teenage countryman Thanasi Kokkinakis and qualify for the third round of a grand slam for the…
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Aussie Day 3 Preview
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a forehand during a practice session during day two of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images)
21 January, 2015

After two successful days at the 2015 Australian Open, Aussie fans are set to have plenty to cheer about on Day 3.
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Kokkinakis ‘not finished yet’ at Aust Open
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia celebrates with fans after winning in his first round match against Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during day one of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
20 January, 2015

Australian teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis is savouring the biggest win of his career, a shock first-round defeat of world No.13 Ernests Gulbis that has sent local hopes soaring.
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