Thanasi Kokkinakis retires hurt in his opening round match at the Australian Open



Greek Australian tennis player, Thanasi Kokkinakis retired hurt with a shoulder injury midway through his opening round match at the Australian Open, against Japanese opponent Taro Daniel.

The young tennis star won the first set of the match before calling a medical timeout early in the second set, to receive treatment on his right shoulder.

He was overheard telling the attending physic that he couldn't serve a hit over 140 and it was embarrassing.

Soldiering on Thanasi continued playing, but before the match came to a halt with Taro leading 4-2 in the second set, Kokkinakis retired unable to play with unbearable pain.

Thanasi took to Twitter to share his feelings with his fans saying “It hurts 😔 at some point I will figure it out and put it all together...appreciate all the support, always an unreal feeling playing @AustralianOpen ♥️”.

We wish Thanasi a speedy recovery!