PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

8
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
145
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 just got to keep putting myself in positions, keep getting my body stronger. I'm trying to look at it as a process. But, geez, it gets tough. Gets really tough every time I have to retire like that.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 15 Jan 2019

» Kokkinakis succumbs to injury at Australian Open

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

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

2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Aussie quartet excited for Australian Open
(L-R) Thanasi Kokkinakis, James Duckworth, Kimberly Birrell and John Millman (Getty Images)
13 January, 2019

Aussie No.2 John Millman, qualifier Thanasi Kokkinakis and wildcards James Duckworth and Kimberly Birrell are gearing up for a strong start to 2019 at the Australian Open.
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Kokkinakis, Sharma qualify for Australian Open
Thanasi Kokkinakis (L) and Astra Sharma in action during the final round of Australian Open qualifying at Melbourne Park (Getty Images)
11 January, 2019

Thanasi Kokkinakis has qualified for a Grand Slam main draw for the first time in his career, and later on Friday, Astra Sharma did the same.
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AO qualifying: Kokkinakis, Sharma, Bains into final round
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action during his second-round win over Sebastian Ofner in Australian Open qualifying (Getty Images)
10 January, 2019

Thanasi Kokkinakis stands one win away from a place in the main draw at Australian Open 2019, as do fellow second-round winners Astra Sharma and Naiktha Bains.
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Kokkinakis wins in AO qualifying opener
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at Melbourne Park in the opening round of Australian Open 2019 qualifying (Getty Images)
8 January, 2019

Thanasi Kokkinakis moves to within two wins of the Australian Open main draw after seeing off Mohamed Safwat in straight sets on Tuesday.
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