Things you may not know about Thanasi Kokkinakis

Thanasis Kokkinakis Aust Open 2022

Thanasi Kokkinakis is a Greek-Australian professional tennis player. He was rated as high as world No. 69 in singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he first achieved in June 2015. Currently, at the Australian Open, he is ranked 110, which is likely to change due to being the sole Australian left in the men’s draw and will remain in the top 100 after his quarterfinal berth.

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios have booked their spot in the Australian Open 2023 men's doubles and have a great chance of taking it out.

He has one ATP Tour victory in doubles and reached the third round of the 2015 French Open, where he had his best Grand Slam singles result.

However, he could not compete on the professional circuit for the next two years due to severe injuries, although he returned in 2021.

 

Thanasi Kokkinakis Parents And Family Details

Thanasi Kokkinakis was born to his Greek immigrant parents in Australia.

Thanasi was born in Adelaide, South Australia, to Greek parents, Voula (Paraskevi) and Trevor (Tryfon) Kokkinakis. They were both born in the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece, in the cities of Kalamata and Tripoli, respectively. Thanasi has a brother, Pan, and a sister, Christina. He holds both Australian and USA Greek citizenship.

Thanassis. Variant form(s) Athanasios. Thanasis (Θανάσης) is a Greek given name, short for Athanasios (Αθανάσιος), which can mean "eternal life" or "immortal".

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Thanasi Kokkinakis Net Worth Revealed

Kokkinakis's tennis earnings up to now total 1.6 Million dollars.

However, there is currently no definitive evidence or information regarding his wealth. However, we may safely assume that he has a fortune in the millions and that his professional career is his primary source of income.

Even though his exact profits are unknown, Thanasi has won several titles and been in numerous finals, so we may assume he has amassed a sizable fortune.

Last year after winning against Korea's Kwon Soon-woo, Kokkinakis admitted to hitting the court without a sponsor.

When asked about his outfit by reporters, he said: “Mate, Kmart special. I went to Chadstone, bought some $6 tees and went to work. I just felt comfortable in it.”

“I’ve tried to order more online, but they got cancelled; they didn’t make it to South Yarra”.

Tech company, Safety Culture Group, came to the rescue and is his current sponsor.

Kokkinakis was thrilled at the announcement.

“To be backed by an Australian brand who’s helping events like the Open run smoothly is a perfect match,” he wrote on Instagram.

ON COURT

  • He began playing tennis when he was eight years old
  • The goal is to be No.1 in the world and play Davis Cup for Australia
  • The most influential people in his career to date are his brother, parents and his first coach
  • My favourite player is Frenchman Gael Monfils “because he is so entertaining.”
  • Represented Australia 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
  • Sidelined in early 2020 with glandular fever
  • Won Australian Open 2022 men’s doubles title alongside Nick Kyrgios

Thanasi Kokkinakis Regains Career-High ATP Ranking of World No. 69

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