PLAYER PROFILE

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Nadal praises Kyrgios, Kokkinakis
Rafael Nadal (R) shakes hands with Nick Kyrgios after winning their last meeting in Rome 2016; Getty Images
7 December, 2016

Spanish 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has spoken glowingly of Australia's rising stars Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis.
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Kokkinakis’ battle of mind and body
Thanasi Kokknakis in action during his sole competitive outing of the year at the Rio 2016 Olympics; Getty Images
2 December, 2016

Lleyton Hewitt says Thanasi Kokkinakis remains only a "touch and go" prospect to make a comeback this summer despite the 20-year-old's eagerness to return.
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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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