PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age22
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
FOLLOW
“I just went point by point and hopefully the body held up. Yeah, it was ugly, but I got there in the end, so I'll take it.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 26 Jun 2018

» Kokkinakis, Tomic among five Aussies to advance

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 Challenger

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Finals

2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

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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Bolt, Fourlis, Polmans one win from US Open main draw
Alex Bolt; Getty Images
24 August, 2018

It was a great day for Australia in US Open qualifying on Thursday, with Alex Bolt, Jaimee Fourlis and Marc Polmans advancing to the final round. Should they win, there will be…
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Polmans, Purcell, Fourlis progress in US Open qualifying
Marc Polmans; Getty Images
23 August, 2018

Young Aussies Marc Polmans and Max Purcell, regular doubles partners, won their first-round qualifying matches on Wednesday to advance at the US Open. Teenager Jaimee Fourlis…
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Barty leads Australia’s US Open charge
MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 10:  Ashleigh Barty of Australia; Getty Images
22 August, 2018

Ash Barty is the No.18 seed at next week's US Open, with fellow Aussies Daria Gavrilova and Nick Kyrgios seeded 25th and 30th respectively.
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