PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age21
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“My serve and forehand are usually the things I rely on and even those were off with the fairies somewhere.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 23 Jun 2017

» Queen’s: Kokkinakis brought back to Earth

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
  • Reached the final of ITF Futures Pro Circuit doubles events in Slovenia and Belgium in 2012
  • Debuted at the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2012
  • 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
  • Rose more than 450 ranking spots in 2014 to finish inside the world’s top 150; one of just four teenagers in this bracket
  • 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
  • Qualified for five ATP events in 2015 – Memphis, Delray Beach, Acapulco, Istanbul and Madrid
  • ATP Masters 1000 breakthrough came at Indian Wells where he beat three higher-ranked opponents to reach last 16
  • Cracked ATP top 100 for the first time in May 2015

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

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Queen’s: Kokkinakis brought back to Earth
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action during his second-round loss to Daniil Medvedev at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club; Getty Images
23 June, 2017

For the second straight week, Thanasi Kokkinakis found fellow young gun Daniil Medvedev too hot to handle on a grasscourt, going down to the Russian in straight sets at…
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Why we love Thanasi Kokkinakis
FAN FAVOURITE: Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his first top-10 win, over Milos Raonic at Queen's; Getty Images
21 June, 2017

If there’s one thing that’s bigger than Thanasi Kokkinakis’ power-packed game it’s his huge natural appeal. Here’s why fans love the rising Aussie star:
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Kokkinakis stuns Raonic at Queen’s
Thanasi Kokkinakis celebrates his first-round victory over Milos Raonic at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club; Getty Images
21 June, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has scored his win over a top 10 opponent with a resounding performance against last year's finalist Milos Raonic at Queen's Club in London.
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Kokkinakis putting injury woes behind him
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
19 June, 2017

Having shown glimpses of his best in a four-set loss to Kei Nishikori in Paris, Thanasi Kokkinakis is targeting the next stage of his comeback on the lawns of Queen's Club.
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