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Thanasi Kokkinakis 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Australian tennis player
Born: April 10, 1996 (age 25 years), Adelaide, Australia
Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Davis Cup: SF (2015)
Parents: Voula Kokkinakis, Trevor Kokkinakis
Siblings: Pan Kokkinakis, Christina Kokkinakis
PlaysRight-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand
CoachTodd Langman, Todd Ley
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Kokkinakis was born in Adelaide to Greek immigrant parents, Trevor (Tryfon) from Kalamata, Greece and Voula (Paraskevi) from Tripoli, Greece. Kokkinakis also has Greek citizenship. He is a citizen of Perivolakia Pylos.
His tennis idol growing up was Marat Safin.
Nickname is Kokk.
Speaks English and Greek.
Father, Trevor; mother, Voula; brother, Panayoti; sister, Christina.
Began playing tennis around age of 7 with his brother.
Favourite surfaces are hard and clay.
Favourite shots are forehand and serve.
Favourite tournament is Australian Open.
Idol growing up was Marat Safin: “He was just entertaining, the way he hit the ball. He was so powerful. I loved watching him play.”
Hobbies are watching NBA, playing PlayStation, sleeping and hanging out with his friends.
If he wasn’t a tennis player, he would be an NBA player.
Favourite sports team is Los Angeles Clippers (NBA).
Underwent right shoulder surgery on 29 December 2015 and was limited to 1 singles match from November 2015 to May 2017 before missing entire 2020 season due to mono.
Full name is Thanasi Kokkinakis
Nickname is “The Kokk”
Speaks English and Greek
Started playing tennis aged 7-8 through his brother Panayoti
Father, Trevor, is an engineer; mother, Voula, is a housewife; brother, Pan, is an engineer; sister, Christina, is in law and media
Went to Scotch College
Favourite surfaces are hard and clay
Favourite shots are forehand and serve
Favourite tournament is Australian Open
Idol growing up was Marat Safin – “He was just entertaining, the way he hit the ball. He was so powerful. I just loved watching him play”
Trains in Adelaide and Los Angeles
Hobbies are NBA – favourite team is LA Clippers – PlayStation, sleeping and hanging out with his friends
If he wasn’t a tennis player he would have been an NBA player – “because the lifestyle is amazing”
Also supports Chelsea (football)
Goals in tennis are to win Davis Cup, be World No. 1 and win many Grand Slam titles
Best tennis memory so far is the atmosphere at the Australian Open and winning his first live rubber from two sets down versus Czech Republic in the Davis Cup World Group
Coached by Todd Langman since aged seven, and Jason Stoltenberg.
Began playing tennis when he was eight years old
Goal is to be No.1 in the world and play Davis Cup for Australia
Most influential people on his career to date are his brother, parents and his first coach
Favourite player is Frenchman Gael Monfils “because he is so entertaining”
Represented Australian 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