Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age21
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“I showed some glimpses of good tennis this year, so to do that consistently this week in Los Cabos means a lot.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 5 Aug 2017

» Kokkinakis storms into Los Cabos final

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

Biggest movers: Kokkinakis makes a leap
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his semifinal victory over Tomas Berdych at the ATP event in Los Cabos; photo credit Abierto Los Cabos
7 August, 2017

In just the sixth tournament of his singles comeback, Thanasi Kokkinakis advanced to the final in Los Cabos - and has since soared in the ATP rankings.
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Kokkinakis beaten in maiden ATP final
Thanasi Kokkinakis was beaten in his first ATP main draw final. Photo: Getty Images
6 August, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has been beaten by in a tight Los Cabos final by Wimbledon semifinalist Sam Querrey.
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Kokkinakis storms into Los Cabos final
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his semifinal victory over Tomas Berdych at the ATP event in Los Cabos; photo credit Abierto Los Cabos
5 August, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has produced a career-best performance to upset No.1 seed Tomas Berdych and advance to his first career ATP final in Los Cabos, Mexico.
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Los Cabos: Kokkinakis beats Fritz to reach semis
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
4 August, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has advanced to his first ATP semifinal after blasting past fellow young gun Taylor Fritz on Thursday night in Los Cabos.
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