67 Facts About Thanasi Kokkinakis


Thanasi Kokkinakis has been ranked as high as world No 69 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals, which he first achieved on 8 June 2015.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis has won one ATP Tour title in singles and produced his best Major singles performance at the 2015 French Open by reaching the third round.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis won one junior Grand Slam title, the doubles title at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships with partner Nick Kyrgios, and was the runner-up in two additional junior Grand Slam singles finals that same year.

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In 2018, Thanasi Kokkinakis won two additional Challenger titles and ended the year having re-entered the top 150.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis continued his comeback in 2022 and appeared in his first ATP Tour final in five years at the 2022 Adelaide International 2, in which he prevailed in front of a home-town audience to secure his maiden ATP title.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis was born in Adelaide to Greek immigrant parents, Trevor from Kalamata, Messenia, Greece and Voula from Tripoli, Arcadia, Greece.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis attended Scotch College throughout his upbringing in Adelaide.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis holds Greek citizenship and is a citizen of Perivolakia Pylos.

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In 2009, Thanasi Kokkinakis was selected with fellow Australian tennis representatives James Ma, Li Tu and Daniel Talens, on a Tennis Australian European tour.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis has repeatedly said that this tour changed the course of his career.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis received a wildcard into the 2013 Australian Open juniors tournament and eventually reached the final taking down the 12th, 2nd and 11th seeds on his way.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis recorded his first professional win the following week against Kento Takeuchi at the Australia F4 event.

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In 2012, after playing Futures events in Australia, Slovenia, Germany and the Netherlands, Thanasi Kokkinakis equaled his best result of the year by reaching the semifinals of the Belgium F4 event.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis then returned to play Futures in Australia where he reached back to back quarterfinals in the F5 and F6 events, losing to Luke Saville both times.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis finished the year by reaching the semifinals at the Australia F12 event where he lost to Ben Mitchell.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis began 2013 by filling-in on the United States and German teams during the 2013 Hopman Cup as a replacement for injured John Isner and Tommy Haas.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis sustained a stress fracture in his back in the Australian Open boys' final which kept him out of competition until mid 2013.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis then returned to competition playing Futures tournaments in the Czech Republic, Canada and the United States with the highlight being a quarterfinal of the Canada F5 event.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis again lost despite leading by a set against Nick Kyrgios.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis looked like he would cause a big upset after taking the first set against Matt Ebden before losing the next two sets.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis finished his year at the 2013 Traralgon Challenger where he lost in the second round to James Duckworth in straight sets.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis began 2014 in qualifying at the 2014 Brisbane International after receiving a wildcard.

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On 8 January, Thanasi Kokkinakis was awarded a wild card into the 2014 Australian Open.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis defeated Igor Sijsling in the first round in four sets despite suffering from cramp.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis was defeated in the second round by top seed and world number one Rafael Nadal.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis reached the semis of the 2014 Heilbronner Neckarcup coming through the qualifying and beating Jesse Huta Galung, Michael Russell and Marsel Ilhan.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis then lost to number 1 seed Jan-Lennard Struff and missed out on a place in his first ATP challenger tour final.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis began 2015 at the Brisbane International where he received a wild card into the main draw.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis lost in the second round against compatriot Bernard Tomic.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis received a wildcard into the 2015 Australian Open, where he defeated 11th seed Ernests Gulbis in the first round, and then lost to compatriot Sam Groth in five sets in round 2.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis was awarded a wild card into Indian Wells where he defeated Jan-Lennard Struff, Guillermo Garcia Lopez and Juan Monaco before losing to Bernard Tomic in the fourth round.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis won the Challenger BNP Paribas Primrose defeating Thiemo de Bakker, then got a wildcard into the French Open, where he defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili and 27th seed Bernard Tomic in the second round before losing to eventual finalist and world number 1 Novak Djokovic.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis began his grass court season at the Queen's Club Championships after being awarded a last minute wildcard following the withdrawal of Kyle Edmund.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis then played for Australia at the Davis Cup quarterfinals where he lost to Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis was then replaced in the reverse singles by Lleyton Hewitt who secured Australia a spot in the semifinals.

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On December 24,2015, Thanasi Kokkinakis announced that he would sit out the entire Australian summer of tennis, including the Australian Open, due to an ongoing left shoulder injury.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis missed the 2016 French Open and 2016 Wimbledon Championships.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis later announced his injuries were caused by vanity, as he lifted weights to increase his bicep size especially with the news that Nike was bringing out new sleeveless tops.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis' made his comeback at the Brisbane International after receiving a wildcard in doubles with Jordan Thompson.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis was granted a singles wildcard at the Apia International, where he was scheduled to play Thompson in the first round, but withdrew due to injury.

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The following week, Thanasi Kokkinakis received a wildcard into Queen's where he defeated Milos Raonic in his opening match in straight sets to record his first top 10 victory.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis lost to Daniil Medvedev in the second round for the second consecutive week.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis then followed that with two more wins over Peter Polansky and Taylor Fritz to reach the semifinals.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis commenced the year at the Australian Open, but lost to Daniil Medvedev in round 1.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis lost to Fernando Verdasco in the third round, in a close third-set tiebreaker.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis suffered another setback when cracking a kneecap at the Monte Carlo Masters.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis defeated Maxime Janvier in the first round to record his first win on the ATP Tour in 492 days; when he defeated Roger Federer at the 2018 Miami Open.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis then backed up that win at the 2019 US Open where he took out Ilya Ivashka in four sets, setting up a second-round meeting with second seed Rafael Nadal.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis won his first main draw singles match at the Australian Open since 2015 against Kwon Soon-woo in straight sets before losing to 5th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in a 4.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis consistently made a string of quarterfinals at challenger events, reaching the stage in both Split events, the second event in Rome and the first event in Biella.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis reached his first challenger final in almost 2 years, and won his first challenger title in almost 3 at the second Biella Challenger, beating Enzo Couacaud in the final.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis was again given a wildcard into the tournament in Los Cabos, a tournament he had made the finals in 4 years prior.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis began his season as a wildcard at home in the first Adelaide tournament, beating John Millman in straight sets and 4th seed Frances Tiafoe after being a set and a break down.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis defeated Mikael Ymer in the quarterfinals to reach a first semifinal on the ATP Tour in almost five years.

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At the second tournament, Thanasi Kokkinakis bettered his result, beating Benoit Paire, second seed John Isner and fellow Australian wildcard Aleksandar Vukic.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis defeated 3rd seed Marin Cilic in the semifinals after saving 2 match points to reach the second final of his career, the first since 2017.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis defeated Arthur Rinderknech in the final in 3 sets to win his first ATP Tour-level singles title.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis was awarded a wildcard into the 2022 Australian Open, where he lost to qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in straight sets.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis received a wildcard into the doubles as well, where he partnered with Nick Kyrgios.

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At his next two tournaments in Delray Beach and Indian Wells, Thanasi Kokkinakis lost in straight sets in the first round to Sebastian Korda.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis eventually won a first round match in Miami against Richard Gasquet in straight sets, and saved a match point before recovering to upset 13th seed Diego Schwartzman in 3 sets for his first top 20 win since beating Roger Federer 4 years prior.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis beat qualifier Denis Kudla in the third round in a third set tiebreak to reach the 4th round at a masters for the first time since 2015 Indian Wells.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis played his first clay court tournament of 2022 in Geneva, where in the first round, he upset Fabio Fognini in straight sets, then beat 7th seed Federico Delbonis in 3 sets to reach the quarterfinals.

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The following week in Los Cabos, as the 7th seed, Thanasi Kokkinakis beat Fernando Verdasco in 3 sets before losing to Steve Johnson in the second round.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis made his Davis Cup debut for Australia in February 2014 against France at the age of 17.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis was selected to play in the fourth rubber, which was a dead rubber.

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Thanasi Kokkinakis made his debut in a live rubber in 2015 with a comeback five-set win over Lukas Rosol.

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