PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

4
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
72
ATP
RANKING
  • Age19
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“I'm taking it pretty hard at the moment. I'm pretty disappointed.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 17 Jul 2015

» Davis Cup: Kazakhstan take early lead

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Australia dreaming big in Davis Cup
Lleyton Hewitt (R) celebrates his victory over Aleksandr Nedovyesov with Nick Kyrgios following the decisive fifth rubber of the Australia v Kazakhstan Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal in Darwin; Getty Images
20 July, 2015

Lleyton Hewitt admits it will be tough for Australia to win this year's Davis Cup, but he's ready to give his heart and soul to try to achieve it.
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Davis Cup: Great Britain next for Australia
Andy Murray (R) and Lleyton Hewitt shake hands after their Kooyong Classic exhibition match in 2014; Getty Images
20 July, 2015

Andy Murray sealed a 3-1 victory for Great Britain over France at the weekend and is relishing the prospect of taking on Australia in September's Davis Cup semifinals.
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Gallery: historic day for Australia
Lleyton Hewitt (L) celebrates his victory over Aleksandr Nedovyesov with teammates following the decisive fifth rubber of the Australia v Kazakhstan Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal in Darwin; Getty Images
19 July, 2015

For the first time since 1939, Australia has recovered from 0-2 down to win a Davis Cup tie; re-live the jubilant scenes that followed Lleyton Hewitt's win that clinched the…
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Hewitt caps fairytale comeback
Lleyton Hewitt celebrates his victory over Aleksandr Nedovyesov in the decisive fifth rubber of the Australia v Kazakhstan Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal in Darwin; Getty Images
19 July, 2015

Lleyton Hewitt has produced a vintage Davis Cup performance to clinch Australia's place in the World Group semifinals.
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