Kokkinakis returns to world’s top 100

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Thanasi Kokkinakis has returned to the world’s top 100 in the latest ATP Tour men’s singles rankings.

The 25-year-old leaps seven places to world No.94 this week. It is Kokkinakis’ highest ranking since January 2016 and it is just short of six years since he was last ranked since the world’s top 100.

The Greek Australian tennis star also revealed that Nick Kyrgios turned down an offer to return to the Aussie Davis Cup team.

“He definitely was asked to play,” Kokkinakis told Sky News.

“He has a few things on so he wasn’t able to play but he definitely didn’t get snubbed or anything – I saw those headlines and he didn’t get snubbed at all. Hopefully we can team up again in the future.

“I think Nick has shown he always loves playing for Australia. I’m not sure exactly what he has on, but he obviously has something pretty important.

“He’s obviously in our strongest team. He was definitely asked, and I think he and Lleyton have a good relationship, but he just wasn’t available for this time.”