PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age24
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
FOLLOW
“I feel good. This is the healthiest I’ve been in a while.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 20 Dec 2019

» Kokkinakis ready for Aussie summer

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
  • Sidelined in early 2020 with glandular fever

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

2020 258
2019 199
2018 153
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

2019 Tiburon Challenger

2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Social round-up: Stars enjoying end-of-season adventures
RELAXING: Alex de Minaur is enjoying his end of season break. Picture: Instagram
26 November, 2020

What have Australia's top-ranked players been up to? We've collated tweets and posts from this week to keep fans up to date.
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Philippoussis serves as Kokkinakis mentor
TEAMING UP: Thanasi Kokkinakis and Mark Philippoussis in Adelaide in January 2018. Picture: Getty Images
25 November, 2020

Thanasi Kokkinakis is grateful for help from former top-10 Australian player Mark Philippoussis.
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UTR Pro Tennis Series update: Title wins and impressive streaks
CHAMPION: Thanasi Kokkinakis has won back-to-back titles at the UTR Pro Tennis Series in Melbourne. Picture: Tennis Australia
24 November, 2020

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Storm Sanders have claimed the latest UTR Pro Tennis Series titles in Melbourne.
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Gavrilova, Kokkinakis win UTR Pro Tennis Series titles in Melbourne
CHAMPIONS: Daria Gavrilova and Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at this week's UTR Pro Tennis Series in Melbourne. Pictures: Tennis Australia
19 November, 2020

Daria Gavrilova and Thanasi Kokkinakis continue their comebacks, claiming UTR Pro Tennis Series titles without dropping a set.
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