Thanasi Kokkinakis Bio

  • 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.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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