PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

6
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
150
ATP
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“Honestly, to beat someone like that without serving great is a good testament to my game, I think.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 25 Mar 2018

» Kokkinakis: “I gave myself a legit shot”

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

2017 209
2016
2015 80
2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Bordeaux Challenger

2014 Canada F5 ITF

Finals

2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Kokkinakis falls at first hurdle in Monte Carlo
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
16 April, 2018

Thanasi Kokkinakis fought hard but fell in two tight sets to fellow 21-year-old Karen Khachanov in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday.
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Kokkinakis flies Aussie flag in Monte Carlo
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at the Miami Open; Getty Images
15 April, 2018

Thanasi Kokkinakis is the one Aussie in action this week, lining up against Karen Khachanov in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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Top of the class? Aussies’ report card for Q1
Ash Barty in action at Australian Open 2018, where she reached the third round; Getty Images
10 April, 2018

With the first three months of the season complete, we take a look at how the top Aussie players have fared in the first quarter, and what lies ahead for the claycourt season.
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Biggest movers: Barty soars in doubles rankings
Ash Barty hugs CoCo Vandeweghe after the pair won the Miami Open doubles title; Getty Images
3 April, 2018

Ash Barty is the new doubles world No.6 after combining with CoCo Vandeweghe to win the tandem title at the Miami Open.
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