Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age20
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“They told me it should arrive late tomorrow afternoon so it's a bit disappointing.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 2 Aug 2016

» Kokkinakis’s bag goes missing ahead of Rio

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

Kokkinakis to miss US Open
Thanasi Kokknakis in action during his sole competitive outing of the year at the Rio 2016 Olympics; Getty Images
25 August, 2016

The latest blow in an already injury-ravaged season, a pulled pectoral muscle has ruled Thanasi Kokkinakis out of next week's US Open.
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Brilliant Millman excels in Olympic debut
John Millman in action during his first-round win over Ricardas Berankis in the men's singles event at the Rio Olympics; Getty Images
7 August, 2016

John Millman produced the most emphatic of displays - and created some history - to advance to the second round of the men's singles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event.
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Gavrilova draws Serena in Olympic opener
Daria Gavrilova reacts during her second-round loss to Simona Halep at the WTA Coupe Rogers in Montreal; Getty Images
5 August, 2016

Daria Gavrilova has received the toughest of all Olympic draws, yet many of the other Aussies in the singles have been handed winnable openers.
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Gallery: Aussie stars in Rio
Sam Stosur (R) meets Australian cyclist and flag-bearer Anna Meares; Getty Images
4 August, 2016

Our tennis players enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with other Aussie athletes at the Australian Olympic Team welcome ceremony in the athletes village in Rio.
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