PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • 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

None

Finals

None

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Rankings watch: Aussies surge with Pro Tour success
Aussie Alex Bolt plays a backhand in his match against Frenchman Florent Serra on Day 2 of Australian Open 2013 Qualifying.
15 April, 2014

Several Australian men, including Alex Bolt and Blake Mott, have made large gains in the latest ATP rankings thanks to their success on the Australian Pro Tour.
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Hewitt, Ebden in action in Houston
Lleyton Hewitt (L) and Matt Ebden; Getty Images
7 April, 2014

Australians Lleyton Hewitt and Matt Ebden will kick off their 2014 claycourt seasons when they contest this week's US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston, Texas.
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Dellacqua, Rogowska qualify for Indian Wells
Casey Dellacqua (R) and Olivia Rogowska have won through to the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells; Getty Images
5 March, 2014

UPDATE 1.50pm: Casey Dellacqua and Olivia Rogowska have joined fellow Australian Sam Stosur in the main draw at Indian Wells after both won their final round qualifying matches…
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Aussies in Indian Wells action
(L-R) Thanasi Kokkinakis, Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth are among the Aussies competing at Indian Wells; Getty Images
4 March, 2014

Sam Stosur and a troupe of Aussie men have on Monday been placed in the draws for the upcoming BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
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