Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age22
  • Born10 April 1996
  • Birth PlaceAdelaide, South Australia
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • Height196 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“I know when my game's at the top level, I can go with anyone.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 2 Nov 2018

» Kokkinakis: “I’m just trying to get myself going again”

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
2015 80
2014 150
2013 621
2012 750
2011 1627



2018 Aptos CH, Las Vegas CH

2015 Bordeaux CH

2014 Canada F5 ITF


2017 Los Cabos ATP

Thanasi Kokkinakis in the news

Kokkinakis: “I’m just trying to get myself going again”
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
2 November, 2018

After winning his second Challenger title of 2018 in Las Vegas, Thanasi Kokkinakis discusses his desire to rise in the rankings again - and he's not averse to grinding it…
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Biggest movers: Popyrin cracks top 150
Alexei Popyrin in action at the ATP Swiss Indoors in Basel; Getty Images
30 October, 2018

Alexei Popyrin continues his rapid ascent in the rankings after reaching the second round of the ATP Basel event as a qualifier. Priscilla Hon is also nearing the top 150 after…
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Kokkinakis wins Las Vegas Challenger title
Thanasi Kokkinakis poses with the trophy after winning the Las Vegas Tennis Open (photo credit: ATP Challenger Tour)
29 October, 2018

Thanasi Kokkinakis wins his second ATP Challenger title of 2018 and returns to the cusp of the world's top 150.
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Kokkinakis eyes late season surge
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at the Miami Open; Getty Images
11 September, 2018

Still managing some injury niggles, Thanasi Kokkinakis plans to head to the US for another swing of Challenger events in a bid to rebuild his ranking.
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