PLAYER PROFILE

Thanasi Kokkinakis

  • Age21
  • Born10 April 1996
  • LivesSeacombe Heights, South Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Langman and Brod Dyke
“It’s been a tough run. It’s just a matter of getting the confidence back in the body and it’s been tricky mentally dealing with everything.”

— Thanasi Kokkinakis, 20 Apr 2017

» Kokkinakis targets Madrid return

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

Kyrgios misses top-16 seeding in Paris
Nick Kyrgios was pumped up against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round; Getty Images
21 hours ago

Nick Kyrgios could face a higher-ranked rival as early as the third round in Paris after being seeded No.18 at Roland Garros, beginning Sunday.
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Thompson tumbles in Lyon
Jordan Thompson in action during his first-round win over Feliciano Lopez in Acapulco; Getty Images
25 May, 2017

There are no Australians left in the draw at the ATP event in Lyon after Jordan Thompson bowed out to Karen Khachanov.
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Kokkinakis falters in return to court
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at the ATP Winston-Salem Open; Getty Images
23 May, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis showed understandable signs of rust in a straight-sets loss to Denis Istomin in the first round of the ATP event in Lyon.
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Kokkinakis to make singles comeback
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action in the doubles event at Brisbane International 2017; Getty Images
21 May, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has used a protected to ranking to enter the draw at the ATP event in Lyon, France, in what will be his first singles match since Rio 2016.
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