PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age23
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
FOLLOW
“I'm filthy about it. Very disappointing. Obviously (it was) such a high from the other night. Guess my body just isn't ready for five-set tennis.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 30 Aug 2019

» Shattered Kokkinakis vows to fight on

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

Biggest movers: McPhee nears top 200, Barty back to No.1
Kaylah McPhee in action during her first-round victory in qualifying at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
11 September, 2019

Kaylah McPhee continues her stunning rise in the rankings, one of several Aussies making big improvements this week. Ash Barty reclaims her spot at the top of the WTA list.
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Shattered Kokkinakis vows to fight on
Thanasi Kokkinakis (US Open)
30 August, 2019

An "angry and frustrated" Thanasi Kokkinakis has again succumbed to injury -- this time ahead of his blockbuster clash with Rafael Nadal at the US Open.
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US Open: Kyrgios cruises into round three
Nick Kyrgios in action during his second-round win over Antoine Hoang (Getty Images)
30 August, 2019

Nick Kyrgios sets up a third-round clash with in-form Andrey Rublev after his second consecutive straight-sets win at Flushing Meadows.
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Kyrgios thrilled for countrymen at US Open
Nick Kyrgios in action during his first-round victory over Steve Johnson at the US Open (Getty Images)
29 August, 2019

Nick Kyrgios was one of five Aussie men's winners in the first round of the US Open, and he couldn't be happier for his compatriots.
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