Thanasi Kokkinakis ready for Wimbledon qualifying

Thanasi Kokkinakis roars back, beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach Aus Open third round

Thanasi Kokkinakis, 25, South Australia
In his first grass-court match in almost three years, Kokkinakis pushed world No.27, Dan Evans, to three tight sets earlier this month. It showcased the potential of world No.182, aiming to qualify at Wimbledon for the first time. He has played Wimbledon qualifying once before, advancing to the final round in 2018. Towering No.30 seed Maxime Cressy, a 24-year-old American standing at 198 centimetres tall, is his first-round opponent. Kokkinakis beat the world No.151 in straight sets on hard court in 2019 in their only previous meeting.
Wimbledon career record: 0-2 (2-1 in qualifying)
Wimbledon best result: First round (2015, 2017)

No matches were completed on day one of Wimbledon 2021 qualifying, with rain delaying the beginning of the competition at Roehampton in London.

All gentlemen’s qualifying singles first-round matches had been scheduled to play.

The other Greek Australian Kyrgios had scheduled to leave Australia for Europe about a fortnight ago but a neck and shoulder complaint has postponed his departure.
The 26-year-old is set to board a flight bound for England on Wednesday, leaving him just four days to practice on his choice of surface before the tournament begins on Monday.
Kyrgios has not played on the tour since his exit from the third round of the Australian Open in February. His absence has seen his ranking drop to No. 58, meaning he will face one of the top seeds by the third round at the very latest.


Tsitsipas remains in fourth place in global tennis rankings, Sakkari in 18th:

Tsitsipas remains in fourth place in global tennis rankings, Sakkari in 18th