PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

9
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
98
ATP
RANKING
  • Age28
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
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“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

2023 65
2022 95
2021 172
2020 258
2019 199
2018 153
2017 209
2016
2015 80
2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Australian men to set 25-year high at Roland Garros 2024
Alexei Popyrin, Alex de Minaur and Jordan Thompson lead the Australian charge at Roland Garros 2024.
3 hours ago

For the first time since 1999, there will be at least nine Australians contesting the men's singles main draw at Roland Garros.
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Australian men close to achieving 42-year rankings first
Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur. Picture: Getty Images
23 hours ago

World No.11 Alex de Minaur leads a strong Australian contingent in the latest ATP Tour singles rankings.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Adam Walton soars into top 100 with title-winning run
Adam Walton celebrates his singles victory at an ATP Challenger event in Chinese Taipei.
20 May, 2024

Rising star Adam Walton has been rewarded with a top-100 debut following an impressive performance on the ATP Challenger Tour.
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Preston scores important clay-court breakthrough in Rome
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Taylah Preston of Australia plays a forehand in their round one singles match against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
7 May, 2024

Australian Taylah Preston is through to the final stage of qualifying at a WTA 1000 tournament in Italy.
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