PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age23
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
FOLLOW
“I just got to keep putting myself in positions, keep getting my body stronger. I'm trying to look at it as a process. But, geez, it gets tough. Gets really tough every time I have to retire like that.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 15 Jan 2019

» Kokkinakis succumbs to injury at Australian Open

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

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

2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Kokkinakis back to winning ways in Winnetka
Thanasi Kokkinakis (Getty Images)
12 July, 2019

In just his second tournament since the Australian Open, Thanasi Kokkinakis has won back-to-back matches at the Winnetka Challenger.
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Aussies set to begin grass season in Surbiton
READY TO GO: Aussie players, clockwise from top left, Ellen Perez, Kimberly Birrell, Lizette Cabrera, American Kristie Ahn and Jaimee Fourlis took part in a grass court camp in Surbiton last week.
3 June, 2019

A strong Australian contingent will contest the Surbiton Trophy this week, which marks the beginning of a six-week grass court swing.
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Kubler wins, Kokkinakis withdraws in Paris
Jason Kubler; Getty Images
21 May, 2019

Jason Kubler wins his opening match in French Open qualifying but injury forces Thanasi Kokkinakis to withdraw.
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Aussies ready as Roland Garros qualifying begins
ON SERVE: Thanasi Kokkinakis is one of five Australian men in Roland Garros qualifying; Getty Images
20 May, 2019

Five Australian men are competing in Roland Garros qualifying, with four set to start their campaigns on Monday.
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