Happy 28th Birthday Thanasi Kokkinakis

Thanasis Kokkinakis Aust Open 2022

We're celebrating a true Aussie favourite today! Thanasi, your electrifying game and cheeky personality have won over fans worldwide.

You're an inspiration on and off the court. As a Grand Slam champion, a Federer conqueror, and a consistent doubles threat, you're an inspiration. Here's to many more aces and exciting moments! Happy 28th Birthday, Thanasi.

P.S. We can't wait to see you compete in the upcoming Olympics!

On court

  • 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 the Australian Open 2022 men’s doubles title alongside Nick Kyrgios

Off court

  • Hobbies include playing basketball, Playstation and watching TV
  • Favourite music is techno, hip-hop, R’n’B, Michael Jackson, David Guetta and Ministry of Sound compilations
  • My favourite food is pizza

Year-end singles ranking history

202365
202295
2021172
2020258
2019199
2018153
2017209
2016
201580
2014150
2013621
2012750
20111627

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