PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
215
ATP
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“Both guys had ridiculously good years, so it's going to be a good test for me to see where I'm at and see where I need to improve.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 2 Jan 2018

» Kokkinakis ready for top-10 heavyweights

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

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Finals

2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Kokkinakis, Thompson toppled in thrillers
Thanasi Kokkinakis pushed the Sydney champion all the way on Show Court 3.
16 January, 2018

Kokkinakis returned to his home Grand Slam for the first time since 2015.
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Rejuvenated Kokkinakis ready to shine
It's my time, says rejuventated Kokkinakis; Getty Images
6 January, 2018

Despite being knocked out of the Hopman Cup, Team Australia and particularly Thanasi Kokkinakis, are in good form heading into the Australian Open.
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Gavrilova, Kokkinakis fall at the Hopman Cup
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
4 January, 2018

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Daria Gavrilova fought admirably against Team Belgium at the Hopman Cup.
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Kokkinakis ready for top-10 heavyweights
Thanasi Kokknakis in action for Australia at the Hopman Cup in Perth; Getty Images
2 January, 2018

Thanasi Kokkinakis will get the perfect opportunity to gauge his playing level when he comes up against a pair of top-10 opponents later this week at the Hopman Cup.
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