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

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Finals

None

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Shepparton to host 2015 Junior Davis and Fed Cups
Australia's Junior Davis Cup team of (L-R) Oliver Anderson, Max Purcell, Alex De Minaur and captain Jarrad Bunt at the 2014 Asia/Oceania qualifying event in Kuching, Malaysia
21 hours ago

Shepparton will host next year’s Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup final qualifying tie from 8-13 April 2015 at the Shepparton Lawn Tennis Association and Tatura Lawn Tennis…
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Australia revisits glory days thanks to rankings boost
(L-R) Marinko Matosevic, Sam Groth, Lleyton Hewitt, Bernard Tomic, Matt Ebden and Nick Kyrgios form a contingent of six Aussies ranked inside the world's top 100; Getty Images
23 July, 2014

With six Australian men now ranked inside the world's top 100, it represents the nation's best showing in this elite bracket in more than 13 years.
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Rankings watch: top 100 return for Tomic
Bernard Tomic in action at the ATP event in Bogota, Colombia; Getty Images
21 July, 2014

Bernard Tomic's win at the ATP Claro Open Colombia in Bogota has vaulted the 21-year-old back inside the top 100, making him the sixth Aussie man in this elite bracket.
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ITF titles for Kokkinakis, Rogowska
Thanasi Kokkinakis, French Open, 2014. XUE BAI
14 July, 2014

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Olivia Rogowska have continued a great weekend for Australian tennis with their respective victories at ITF events in North America.
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