PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

11
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
223
ATP
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“I showed some glimpses of good tennis this year, so to do that consistently this week in Los Cabos means a lot.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 5 Aug 2017

» Kokkinakis storms into Los Cabos final

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Underwent shoulder surgery in late 2015; did not play in 2016
  • Made a triumphant return in 2017 with wins over World No.10 Milos Raonic at Queen’s Club and No.15 Tomas Berdych at Los Cabos
  • Teamed with fellow Australian Jordan Thompson to win the 2017 Brisbane International, his first ATP doubles title

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

2016
2015 80
2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Finals

2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Biggest movers: Kokkinakis makes a leap
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his semifinal victory over Tomas Berdych at the ATP event in Los Cabos; photo credit Abierto Los Cabos
7 August, 2017

In just the sixth tournament of his singles comeback, Thanasi Kokkinakis advanced to the final in Los Cabos - and has since soared in the ATP rankings.
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Kokkinakis beaten in maiden ATP final
Thanasi Kokkinakis was beaten in his first ATP main draw final. Photo: Getty Images
6 August, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has been beaten by in a tight Los Cabos final by Wimbledon semifinalist Sam Querrey.
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Kokkinakis storms into Los Cabos final
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his semifinal victory over Tomas Berdych at the ATP event in Los Cabos; photo credit Abierto Los Cabos
5 August, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has produced a career-best performance to upset No.1 seed Tomas Berdych and advance to his first career ATP final in Los Cabos, Mexico.
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Los Cabos: Kokkinakis beats Fritz to reach semis
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
4 August, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has advanced to his first ATP semifinal after blasting past fellow young gun Taylor Fritz on Thursday night in Los Cabos.
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