PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

7
AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
157
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

Kyrgios ready for singles return
READY: Nick Kyrgios is looking forward to returning to singles action next week; Getty Images
5 June, 2018

Nick Kyrgios reveals he is in a good head space as the grass court season begins.
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Tomic and Cabrera keep Aussie qualifying hopes alive
Bernard Tomic; Getty Images
24 May, 2018

Bernard Tomic and Lizette Cabrera make progress while six Australians suffer defeats on day three of French Open qualifying.
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Rogowska battling as rain halts Paris qualifying
Olivia Rogowska in action during Australian Open 2017 qualifying; Getty Images
23 May, 2018

Olivia Rogowska and Lizette Cabrera are held up by rain, while John-Patrick Smith is beaten on day two of French Open qualifying.
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Kokkinakis, Tomic and Santillan win in Paris qualifying
Thanasi Kokkinakis; Getty Images
22 May, 2018

Three of the six Australians in action on day one of French Open qualifying make it through to round two.
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