PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

5
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
79
ATP
RANKING
  • Age26
  • 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
  • Won Australian Open 2022 men’s doubles title alongside Nick Kyrgios

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

2021 172
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

Kyrgios ready for Tsitsipas showdown at Wimbledon
Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon. Picture: Getty Images
13 hours ago

Nick Kyrgios is one of 12 Australian players in action on day six at Wimbledon 2022.
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Sweet escape for Ebden and Purcell at Wimbledon
Matt Ebden and Max Purcell at Wimbledon. Picture: Getty Images
1 July, 2022

Australians Matt Ebden and Max Purcell saved three match points in a first-round doubles win at Wimbledon 2022.
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Wimbledon 2022: Fourteen Aussies in action on day four
Alex de Minaur at Wimbledon. Picture: Getty Images
30 June, 2022

Alex de Minaur is among 14 Australian players scheduled to compete on day four at Wimbledon 2022.
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Thompson advances in Wimbledon doubles competition
Jordan Thompson in action at Wimbledon. Picture: Getty Images
30 June, 2022

Jordan Thompson had made a winning start to his gentlemen's doubles campaign at Wimbledon 2022.
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