PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

10
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
154
ATP
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
FOLLOW
“I know when my game's at the top level, I can go with anyone.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 2 Nov 2018

» Kokkinakis: “I’m just trying to get myself going again”

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

2017 209
2016
2015 80
2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627

Titles/Finals

Titles

2018 Aptos CH, Las Vegas CH

2015 Bordeaux CH

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Finals

2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Kokkinakis: “I’m just trying to get myself going again”
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
2 November, 2018

After winning his second Challenger title of 2018 in Las Vegas, Thanasi Kokkinakis discusses his desire to rise in the rankings again - and he's not averse to grinding it…
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Biggest movers: Popyrin cracks top 150
Alexei Popyrin in action at the ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel; Getty Images
30 October, 2018

Alexei Popyrin continues his rapid ascent in the rankings after reaching the second round of the ATP Basel event as a qualifier. Priscilla Hon is also nearing the top 150 after…
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Kokkinakis wins Las Vegas Challenger title
Thanasi Kokkinakis poses with the trophy after winning the Las Vegas Tennis Open (photo credit: ATP Challenger Tour)
29 October, 2018

Thanasi Kokkinakis wins his second ATP Challenger title of 2018 and returns to the cusp of the world's top 150.
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Kokkinakis eyes late season surge
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at the Miami Open; Getty Images
11 September, 2018

Still managing some injury niggles, Thanasi Kokkinakis plans to head to the US for another swing of Challenger events in a bid to rebuild his ranking.
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