Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age21
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“I always enjoy playing in Adelaide in front of my home crowd and I’m looking forward to getting some quality matches ahead of the Australian Open.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 22 Nov 2017

» Kokkinakis returns home for World Tennis Challenge

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

2015 80
2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627



2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF


2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Kokkinakis returns home for World Tennis Challenge
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
17 hours ago

Hometown player Thanasi Kokkinakis will join a stellar field at Adelaide's World Tennis Challenge in January 2018.
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Kokkinakis awarded Australian Open wildcard
Thanasi Kokkinakis
19 November, 2017

South Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis has been awarded a wildcard into Australian Open 2018.
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Doubles act for Kokkinakis in Traralgon
Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis and Jordan Thompson celebrate their semi-final win
22 October, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis returns to competition, playing doubles with Jordan Thompson at this week's ATP Challenger event in Traralgon.
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Hopman Cup: Kokkinakis, Gavrilova to represent Australia
Team Australia will be represented by Thanasi Kokkinakis (L) and Daria Gavrilova at the Hopman Cup in 2018; Getty Images
4 October, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Daria Gavrilova will team up for Australia in a Hopman Cup field headed by 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.
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