PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

11
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
213
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

Hopman Cup: Kokkinakis, Gavrilova to represent Australia
Team Australia will be represented by Thanasi Kokkinakis (L) and Daria Gavrilova at the Hopman Cup in 2018; Getty Images
4 October, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Daria Gavrilova will team up for Australia in a Hopman Cup field headed by 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.
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Millman set for Davis Cup debut
John Millman practises in Belgium ahead of his Davis Cup debut for Australia
15 September, 2017

John Millman will debut in the Australian Davis Cup team after a strong run of form in recent weeks.
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Davis Cup: Aussies inspired by team spirit
Thanasi Kokkkinakis and Nick Kyrgios ahead of the Davis Cup semifinal in Belgium.
14 September, 2017

Buoyed by the support of each other, Davis Cup stands apart from any other event for top Australian players.
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Hewitt: Davis Cup passion lives on
Lleyton Hewitt talks with Nick Kyrgios ahead of the Davis Cup semifinal in Belgium.
13 September, 2017

The famous fighting spirit that propelled Lleyton Hewitt to Davis Cup heights is now driving Australia's next generation in the team event.
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