PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
182
ATP
RANKING
  • Age25
  • 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

Seven Australians advance in Wimbledon qualifying
Priscilla Hon serves during her first-round Wimbledon qualifying win. Picture: AELTC
20 hours ago

Seven Australians scored wins on day two of Wimbledon 2021 qualifying, keeping their hopes alive of earning a coveted main draw spot.
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Rain delays Wimbledon qualifying
AUSSIE HOPES: Storm Sanders, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Bernard Tomic will contest Wimbledon qualifying this week.
22 June, 2021

After inclement weather impacted day one of Wimbledon qualifying, nine Australian players will compete on day two.
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Aussie men ready for Wimbledon qualifying
Aussies hopes in Wimbledon qualifying include Thanasi Kokkinakis, Marc Polmans and Chris O'Connell.
21 June, 2021

Six Australians will contest the Wimbledon 2021 gentlemen's singles qualifying competition, which begins in London today.
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Social round-up: Aussies enjoying grass-court season
Australia's Matt Reid, left, celebrates winning an ATP Challenger doubles title in Nottingham alongside Brit Ken Skupski. Picture: Getty Images
17 June, 2021

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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