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GasquetGulbis
11-12-2012, 04:11 PM
Thanasi Kokkinakis is a very unusual subject.

Only 16 years old, he has spent very little time on the Junior Tour, he played the Australian Open and its warm-up event in 2011 and 2012, and both times bowed out early to older boys.

Thanasi helped take Australia to the Junior Davis Cup final where they lost to the Italian team and Gianluigi Quinzi, another 1996 boy.

Thanasi started playing Futures in 2011. He played two events in the spring and made it to the second round of one of them as a 14 year old. In 2012 he began playing more senior events. He started by playing the challenger in Caloundra, and played four futures events in Australia following that, losing to Jason Kubler in the second round of two of them. In June he traveled to Europe to play a handful of futures there. His best result came in Belgium, where he beat Junior US Open champ Oliver Golding to reach the semi-finals. Following his runners-up in Junior Davis Cup he began playing futures in Australia where he made it to the quarter-finals in 2 events, and the semi-finals of one of them.

Thanasi is currently ranked 829, the second highest as a 1996 kid, with only Gianluigi ranked higher, but his semi-final points haven't been added on yet.

GasquetGulbis
11-13-2012, 03:24 AM
Up to 738 in the world now. I expect him to go deep at Loy Yang and the Junior Aussie Open, but then stick to the senior competition after that.

n8
11-13-2012, 08:05 PM
Just watched an interview of his. He had match points in his Belgium Futures semi-final loss in July (lost to eventual winner).

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 01:04 AM
He is replacing John Isner in the Hopman Cup. Very interesting.

GasquetGulbis
01-03-2013, 01:08 AM
He is replacing John Isner in the Hopman Cup. Very interesting.

As in he's playing for America? Is that just because no one else was around?

GasquetGulbis
01-03-2013, 01:13 AM
really interesting, he has a qualies wildcard from what I read. I hope he plays the Junior Australian Open, I think he's got a decent chance at it, because although he has no Junior ranking he has quite a pedigree already.

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 01:18 AM
As in he's playing for America? Is that just because no one else was around?

Yup. And they could have maybe flown someone in, but it seems they chose not to do that. Should be interesting, him against Nando.

Match has already started btw, he held the first game.

GasquetGulbis
01-03-2013, 01:21 AM
I'm watching. I'm very interested in Kokkinakis, mainly because he skipped juniors. I personally think that playing with pro's is the biggest tool in helping juniors get to the senior game, and that's all Kokkinakis has. I'm hoping he wins a round of Aussie Open Qualies, and does some damage at the Australian futures. He's got such a good ranking already that finishing the year inside the top 500 looks easy.

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 01:31 AM
I'm watching. I'm very interested in Kokkinakis, mainly because he skipped juniors. I personally think that playing with pro's is the biggest tool in helping juniors get to the senior game, and that's all Kokkinakis has. I'm hoping he wins a round of Aussie Open Qualies, and does some damage at the Australian futures. He's got such a good ranking already that finishing the year inside the top 500 looks easy.

I'd say it depends on the player. The optimum is probably mixing in pro events with juniors, and if you are doing very well skipping the last year of two of juniors.
Very much disagree that this is all he has. He's able to play pro events right away because he is really talented. I mean he played the Junior Davis Cup and he was really good there.

GasquetGulbis
01-03-2013, 01:34 AM
Ya he was, I think he'd easily be 2 or 3 in juniors if he played them. He's consistent among the seniors, thats the biggest thing. A lot of juniors go deep in one or 2 futures, but he does it consistently, thats how you know he's real.

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 01:37 AM
My first couple impressions:
1. Nice pop on the serve for his age.
2. Sold from both wings but the BH is much stronger, a very pure stroke that he hits cross court really well
3. Weaknesses are the ROS and movement. He'll obviously improve his movement over the years but athleticism is not his strength.

The Prince
01-03-2013, 01:46 AM
I agree, he doesn't seem scared to go toe to toe with Verdasco's forehand which, regardless of whether it works out, is admirable.

I don't want to label him a future superstar, but this is very encouraging. Exactly what you want to see in a very young player, good basic skills.

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 01:48 AM
Maybe I spoke too soon on his forehand. Crushes it.

SapELee
01-03-2013, 01:52 AM
Maybe I spoke too soon on his forehand. Crushes it.

I think his forehand is the stronger wing

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 01:56 AM
Great serving :lol:

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 01:59 AM
Let's see how he handles the pressure of a breaker

The Prince
01-03-2013, 02:06 AM
I kind of agree with Smokey that from a technical standpoint, the backhand is better. The preparation being the main point here. The forehand has slight stability issues.

From an execution standpoint, he has no major problems on either wing. He's blasting winners very handily.

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 02:09 AM
He got tight there, which isn't surprising. Let's see how he responds now.

GasquetGulbis
01-03-2013, 02:09 AM
I kind of agree with Smokey that from a technical standpoint, the backhand is better. The preparation being the main point here. The forehand has slight stability issues.

From an execution standpoint, he has no major problems on either wing. He's blasting winners very handily.

I feel like that's a common thing. From my personal experience my backhand is very technical, had to take a lot of hours worth of lessons to get it right, whereas my forehand I just figured out from hitting it a lot, so I personally can do it very well, it just doesn't look technical.

SapELee
01-03-2013, 02:12 AM
I kind of agree with Smokey that from a technical standpoint, the backhand is better. The preparation being the main point here. The forehand has slight stability issues.

From an execution standpoint, he has no major problems on either wing. He's blasting winners very handily.

Yeah, maybe you're right. His backhand cross-court is very good, better than down the middle (tends to sail long).

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 02:22 AM
Yeah, maybe you're right. His backhand cross-court is very good, better than down the middle (tends to sail long).

yeah DTL is more inconsistent

GasquetGulbis
01-03-2013, 02:24 AM
yeah DTL is more inconsistent

Thats common in tennis. DTL is highest part of the net, and more footwork is required to close the body, and there's more timing required.

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 02:27 AM
Thats common in tennis. DTL is highest part of the net, and more footwork is required to close the body, and there's more timing required.

Yeah I know. But even when he is just hitting up the line as a rally shot without that much pace he is missing too often, whereas even when he is really going after it cross court he doesn't miss it much.

Hewitt =Legend
01-03-2013, 02:35 AM
Looks a prospect for sure. You guys have dissected his game pretty thoroughly so I won't bother repeating it. Obviously the one thing that stands out is the serve, especially for a 16 year old kid. Might go and watch some of his matches in AO qualies to see how he plays in a quieter sort of environment. It's easy to be motivated and play your best tennis when you're playing on a big court in a huge stadium rather than grinding it out on court 15 against a seasoned campaigner...

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 02:48 AM
Looks a prospect for sure. You guys have dissected his game pretty thoroughly so I won't bother repeating it. Obviously the one thing that stands out is the serve, especially for a 16 year old kid. Might go and watch some of his matches in AO qualies to see how he plays in a quieter sort of environment. It's easy to be motivated and play your best tennis when you're playing on a big court in a huge stadium rather than grinding it out on court 15 against a seasoned campaigner...

Agreed. He was definitely playing on adrenaline for a good part of the first set.

Nando is letting him hang around.

Smoke944
01-03-2013, 03:02 AM
7-6 6-3 Good effort.

SapELee
01-03-2013, 03:03 AM
http://i49.tinypic.com/mlkrpt.jpg

Hewitt =Legend
01-03-2013, 03:09 AM
Good match from The Kokk. Amazing experience to have so early in one's career. Hope he can have a successful Aussie summer and keep developing as the season goes on.

SapELee
01-03-2013, 03:13 AM
Looks a prospect for sure. You guys have dissected his game pretty thoroughly so I won't bother repeating it. Obviously the one thing that stands out is the serve, especially for a 16 year old kid. Might go and watch some of his matches in AO qualies to see how he plays in a quieter sort of environment. It's easy to be motivated and play your best tennis when you're playing on a big court in a huge stadium rather than grinding it out on court 15 against a seasoned campaigner...

Between Kokkinakis and Kyrgios, who impresses you the most? I saw a little bit of Kyrgios (Jr. Wimbledon), he seemed more like an all-court player than Kokkinakis (but that is based on one match though).

The Prince
01-03-2013, 03:13 AM
He's obviously got time on his side, but he mustn't use that as an excuse not to keep working very hard. This is genuinely somebody who could be at least playing challengers full time by their 18th birthday, which is so unusual in the modern game. That's obviously assuming he keeps this up and improves on the futures circuit.

The_Aussie17
01-03-2013, 03:49 AM
I've followed this kid since he was 13 and his results have always shown he was top 3 in the country for under 14s and 16s atleast but I think he is clear top for under 16s now! He looks as good as Ben Mitchell does and there's a three year age gap! Maybe 4? And to me he looks better than Tomic did at 16! The kid already has a bigger serve than Hewitt and ground strokes are real good and big! If he plays the junior Aussie open they might as well give him the title unless Krygios plays!

n8
01-03-2013, 04:23 AM
^Finally some decent bandwagoning. Kakkinakis was damn impressive. I think he was aided by recent practice with Verdasco and, ironically, little prep time. This saved him from getting nervous days in advance.

I guess he won't be able to play Sydney qualifying even if he gets a wildcard because he will be in Perth too long. :(

GasquetGulbis
01-03-2013, 04:25 AM
I've followed this kid since he was 13 and his results have always shown he was top 3 in the country for under 14s and 16s atleast but I think he is clear top for under 16s now! He looks as good as Ben Mitchell does and there's a three year age gap! Maybe 4? And to me he looks better than Tomic did at 16! The kid already has a bigger serve than Hewitt and ground strokes are real good and big! If he plays the junior Aussie open they might as well give him the title unless Krygios plays!

Gianluigi Quinzi made 3 or 4 straight futures semi-finals, and a finals, as well as having played in Junior Grandslam Semi-finals, and beat Kokkinakis at the Junior Davis Cup. I understand it'll be on home soil for Thanasi, but Quinzi has easily been the best kid in his age group in the world for a long time.

grishotarian
01-03-2013, 04:32 AM
Became a huge fan today :yeah: for sure one to watch!


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Huntress555
01-03-2013, 05:01 AM
He played a pretty good match. What a great experience for him. Now he gets to play mixed doubles with Venus :)

Dund
01-03-2013, 11:07 AM
Didn't see the match, interesting feedback on Kokkinakis. How tall is he?

Hewitt =Legend
01-03-2013, 12:45 PM
Between Kokkinakis and Kyrgios, who impresses you the most? I saw a little bit of Kyrgios (Jr. Wimbledon), he seemed more like an all-court player than Kokkinakis (but that is based on one match though).

That's a tough one but at the moment I'd have to say Kyrgios. Like you said, he has more a more all round game and is a little more reliable and consistent from the back of the court. He also has an extremely good serve as well. However, I believe the Kokk has a lot of potential, perhaps more than Nick but we will have to wait and see. He's still pretty raw. Need to watch more of his matches where the environment is different to see how he handles it.

RustyOz
01-03-2013, 08:50 PM
Kokkinakis was impressive, from the little part of the match I saw.
He has a big game and it will be interesting to see how it develops. Genuine potential but he still has plenty to work on and the competition is tough out there.
Good luck to him at the AO qualies.

abollo
01-04-2013, 07:11 PM
Good luck to him at the AO

Asadinator
01-05-2013, 12:34 PM
Watching the match now vs Verdasco and he is very impressive. He hits his groundstrokes very hard, but he is able to play it with top-spin too. Big serve on both 1st and 2nd. Good slice. Very good movement and footwork for his height.

His only weakness seems to be the return.

He comfortably has more talent than any other Aussie boy since Bernie, maybe even more than him.

Depeche
01-06-2013, 08:23 PM
His Instagram: http://instagram.com/the_kokk1/

Looks like a guy with a lot of personality, hope he can go far on the tour.

Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idDO-Ech7gU

:worship:

n8
01-06-2013, 10:39 PM
^It's so good he's a jock or else he would've been given a really hard time for his name.

GasquetGulbis
01-08-2013, 02:15 PM
Kokkinakis is playing Steve Johnson in the first round of qualifiers. That's winnable for him.

RustyOz
01-08-2013, 07:42 PM
This match will test "Cocky". Johnson has performed well since leaving college and the crowd and nerves will play it's part. But hoping Kokkinakis can match him and get the win.

Chris.
01-08-2013, 08:33 PM
I will be there watching today :woohoo:

Chilenaitor
01-08-2013, 09:18 PM
you will post info of the qualys Chris? mayb when you get there

GasquetGulbis
01-08-2013, 09:23 PM
He's first on, on court 3. I do think the crowd played a big part in his match against Verdasco, so hopefully they'll be just as useful against Johnson.

n8
01-08-2013, 10:18 PM
Court 3 and court 6 each have four matches with Aussies today.

Chilenaitor
01-08-2013, 10:28 PM
i think only court 3 have streaming?

GasquetGulbis
01-08-2013, 10:40 PM
Yes, I'm watching the match, and there's commentary. Apparently Kokky's favourite player is Gael Monfils.

n8
01-08-2013, 11:57 PM
Sweet! 4-6 7-6(5) from *1-4 and *2-5 down in the second. Even saved match point.

GasquetGulbis
01-09-2013, 12:55 AM
7-7 in the third set, so nerve-wracking.

GasquetGulbis
01-09-2013, 02:03 AM
30 straight holds in the third set, and finally Kokkinakis is broken at 15-16

Chris.
01-09-2013, 03:21 AM
Lost 17-15 i have photos i will upload later. Was sitting next to Tsonga and Roger Rasheed in the third set. Sam Groth was also there watching him.

Dund
01-11-2013, 09:32 AM
Finally got a chance to watch him play in an uploaded video of his match against Verdasco. He's by far the second most talented Aussie coming through after Tomic, and I don't think it's close. Have seen most of the other contenders play like Saville, Kyrgios etc, and while they clearly have more well rounded games, they don't have near as much natural talent IMO.

His serve is excellent for his age, and should be a massive weapon in a few years. Excellent groundies when on the attack also. At this point his problems look like a really poor return game and really poor defensive shots. I actually think his movement is ok in terms of speed (he's quicker than Tomic at the same age IMO), he just doesn't have particularly good anticipation, certainly nowhere near Tomic's. His defensive/rally shots are also often poor falling mid court and down the center.

The good news is a lot of that can be significantly improved with experience and physical development. And to go with the weapons he has a natural flair about his game that reminds a bit of a young Philippoussis.

patalala
01-19-2013, 10:37 AM
I'm pretty sure his match is being streamed live tomorrow. Can't wait to watch him play juniors! :) Hope he can beat the seeded player.

Dund
01-19-2013, 10:51 AM
I'm pretty sure his match is being streamed live tomorrow. Can't wait to watch him play juniors! :) Hope he can beat the seeded player.
I assume you are watching outside Australia? Else where do you get the stream from?

patalala
01-20-2013, 04:58 AM
I assume you are watching outside Australia? Else where do you get the stream from?

Sorry this is late, but I did watch it in Australia! I watched it from LShunter.tv :) he was on Court 2, which was streamed. I'm not sure when his next match is though.

n8
01-20-2013, 08:31 AM
Knocks out the 12th seed in round 1 of juniors, 7-5 6-4. Kokkinakis v Kyrgios final please. :rocker:

Dund
01-21-2013, 07:25 AM
Knocks out the 12th seed in round 1 of juniors, 7-5 6-4. Kokkinakis v Kyrgios final please. :rocker:
He has to get through Quinzi doesn't he? Isn't that kid the second coming or something?

n8
01-21-2013, 11:11 AM
Well I am being very hopeful. Quinzi is extremely good but not too experienced on hard.

patalala
01-21-2013, 12:13 PM
He has to get through Quinzi doesn't he? Isn't that kid the second coming or something?

Yep, they'll be versing one another in the QFs if they both make it through. It could go either way, I think.

GasquetGulbis
01-21-2013, 03:13 PM
Quinzi beat Kokk in junior davis cup, but it'll be different on hard court, anddd in Australia. I feel like Quinzi vs Kokkinakis is going to be a rivalry that lasts for a while

patalala
01-21-2013, 11:30 PM
Well he's down two breaks of serve right now, so hopefully he wins so I can watch a Kokkinakis/Quinzi match.

patalala
01-21-2013, 11:42 PM
Aaaand he just lost the first set. Hope he can play better and win it in three.

patalala
01-22-2013, 01:18 AM
Well, he won! 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Great fightback :) he was down a break in the second, if I remember correctly.

Dund
01-22-2013, 01:29 AM
I'm surprised anyone can break him with his serve at junior level.

n8
01-23-2013, 01:08 AM
6-2 6-0 in the 3rd round and will probably play Quinzi next in the quarters.

patalala
01-23-2013, 02:33 AM
Hope it's on a streamed court. Looms as a great match!

patalala
01-23-2013, 08:56 AM
I got my wish! They're second on Show Court 2 tomorrow, which I believe is streamed. :)

GasquetGulbis
01-24-2013, 12:32 AM
4 double faults, and 2/12 first serves in his opening two service games.

n8
01-24-2013, 03:02 AM
Knocks out the 12th seed in round 1 of juniors, 7-5 6-4. Kokkinakis v Kyrgios final please. :rocker:

Both are in the semi-finals. Kokkinakis beat Quinzi 8-6 in the third! :rocker:

Sam21
01-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Kokkinakis and Kyrgios both won their semis... so now we have the all Australian final tomorrow! 7two will be showing it live, hopefully they replay it or something sometime because i don't reckon i'll get to watch it. go the Kokk!!

also we have two threads on Kokkinakis going around fo some reason... how do we get this thread merged with the other one? http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=180280

The_Aussie17
01-25-2013, 02:11 PM
This is such a tough one to pick. Right now I'm thinking the Kokk in three but before the match I reckon I'll change it to Krygios, but this will be my pick I put online which is the one that counts so...

I'll say Krygios 7-5 4-6 11-9

grishotarian
01-25-2013, 11:11 PM
Thanasi has a stress fracture in his back :bigcry: hope it's not too serious :unsure:

Hewitt =Legend
01-27-2013, 01:46 AM
Apparently he is out for the first few months of the year with this stress fracture. Not good at all to be experiencing these types of injuries at only 16 years of age...

Dund
01-29-2013, 01:42 AM
Apparently he is out for the first few months of the year with this stress fracture. Not good at all to be experiencing these types of injuries at only 16 years of age...
If he's still growing it's part and parcel of the development process. As long as it is managed correctly, I don't think it will adversely affect him once his growth is complete.

nolesfan2011
01-29-2013, 03:08 AM
Shame to hear he got hurt.. kid is really good, def could be top 20 I would say, from what I've seen of him past 4 weeks.

If he's still growing it's part and parcel of the development process. As long as it is managed correctly, I don't think it will adversely affect him once his growth is complete.

grandlam1959
01-29-2013, 10:59 PM
Not great news , These stress fractures for Tennis Players are not to be messed with even someone so young!
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/xyx-tennis/double-blow-for-rising-teen-tennis-star-thanasi-kokkinakis/story-fnddjf3n-1226562648079

GasquetGulbis
02-02-2013, 02:38 PM
There is a player named Panayioti Kokkinakis in the Adelaide Challenger qualifying draw, any info on their relationship? Brothers i assume.

scotthongkong
02-02-2013, 07:08 PM
Pan is the brother. He was interviewed during the boys singles final and said then that he was going to travel with Thanasi this year.

Armless
04-17-2013, 03:27 PM
Any news on Thanasi? Still injured?

Ace20
04-17-2013, 05:15 PM
It seem so, He did say on his twitter that he not fully recover but he doing well & much better & now able too Play & practice tennis more

GasquetGulbis
05-30-2013, 10:37 PM
Kokkinakis was practicing with Nadal at Roland Garros today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES6ob6SovT4

AussieAdz
05-31-2013, 05:17 AM
Thanasi is looking to play Junior Wimbledon

ogre
05-31-2013, 06:41 AM
So why is he at Roland Garros practicing if is next event is Wimbledon?

RustyOz
05-31-2013, 08:03 AM
So why is he at Roland Garros practicing if is next event is Wimbledon?

Because that is where all the Tennis Australia coaches and other player's are at the moment, I presume. He will be sharing acoach and also accommodation.

Ace20
06-22-2013, 05:31 PM
Thanasi Kokkinakis got an WC into AEGON Junior International Roehampton Junior Event

Marita_Matthäus
06-22-2013, 06:59 PM
Great news :)

Ace20
06-22-2013, 08:59 PM
His Side of the Draw for AEGON Junior International Roehampton

Yoshihito NISHIOKA (JPN) [15] vs Quentin HALYS (FRA)
Young Seok KIM (KOR) vs Luke BAMBRIDGE (GBR)
Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) (WC) vs Evan HOYT (GBR) (WC)
Stefano NAPOLITANO (ITA) vs Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB) [2]

Audacity
06-23-2013, 03:48 AM
Great to see him back playing again. All the best mate.

Ace20
06-23-2013, 04:52 PM
lost the first round

Evan HOYT (GBR) (WC) d. Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) (WC) 7-5 6-4

Ace20
06-28-2013, 01:29 AM
Junior Wimbledon Main Draw

Laslo DJERE (SRB) [4] vs Cameron NORRIE (GBR)
Karen KHACHANOV (RUS) vs Marcelo ZORMANN (BRA)
Qualifier/LL vs Peter ASHLEY (GBR) (WC)
Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) (WC) vs Wayne MONTGOMERY (RSA) [16]

Ace20
06-29-2013, 07:39 PM
won his first round

Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) (WC) d. Wayne MONTGOMERY (RSA) [16] 6-3 6-3

Huntress555
06-29-2013, 08:46 PM
Sweet!

Chris.
06-30-2013, 12:43 AM
Good win.

Ace20
07-02-2013, 09:29 PM
Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) (WC) d. Daniel WINDAHL (SWE) (Q) 7-6(6) 7-5

Into the Third round

Ace20
07-03-2013, 09:12 PM
Laslo DJERE (SRB) [4] d. Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) (WC) 3-6 6-2 6-0

Tough Lost but still Good comeback event

Ace20
07-07-2013, 02:21 PM
Won Junior Wimbledon Doubles

Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) / Nick KYRGIOS (AUS) d. Enzo COUACAUD (FRA) / Stefano NAPOLITANO (ITA) 6-2 6-3

RustyOz
07-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Well done Thanasi and Nick.

AussieAdz
07-09-2013, 03:35 AM
Thanasi is playing a futures event this week and has drawn the Number 1 seed. Welcome back, young man!

Sombrerero loco
07-12-2013, 11:57 AM
coming back to australia now

tenisboss
08-13-2013, 07:05 PM
Plays two Futures in Canada before Junior USO

Won R1 in Canada F5 Futures in Calgary against 7th seeded Eriksson 6-2 6-4 and will play Q from Germany Davidian in R2 :)

Sombrerero loco
08-13-2013, 08:41 PM
very well done, but the swedish is a very average player though

RustyOz
08-13-2013, 11:07 PM
A win is a win, you can only beat those that are drawn against you.
Go Thanasi...
Does he have a nickname ?

tenisboss
08-14-2013, 01:17 AM
A win is a win, you can only beat those that are drawn against you.
Go Thanasi...
Does he have a nickname ?

The Kokk :D

Sombrerero loco
08-14-2013, 08:17 AM
y call him kok :P

Grenouille
08-14-2013, 08:36 AM
He said his nickname is The Kokk.
Nickname for Thanasi in Greek is Thanos or Nasos.

RustyOz
08-14-2013, 10:37 PM
Thanks, The Kokk it is...

Ace20
08-17-2013, 05:55 PM
Canada Calgary

R1: Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) def Markus ERIKSSON (SWE) [7] 6-2 6-4
R2: Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) def Rafael DAVIDIAN (GER) 6-4 6-2
QF: Peter POLANSKY (CAN) [2] def Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) 6-4 7-6(0)

Chris.
08-18-2013, 08:39 AM
Good effort against Polansky!!!

Ace20
08-24-2013, 08:14 PM
Canada Winnipeg

R1: Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) def Markus ERIKSSON (SWE) [3] 3-6 7-6(0) 6-3
R2: Alexander SARKISSIAN (USA) def Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) 6-4 7-6(6)

Sombrerero loco
08-25-2013, 07:51 AM
us open junior next

Ace20
09-01-2013, 08:32 AM
U.S. Open Junior Draw

Stefan KOZLOV (USA) [5] v Lucas MIEDLER (AUT)
Jonny O'MARA (GBR) v Young Seok KIM (KOR)
Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) v Naoki NAKAGAWA (JPN)
Ernesto ESCOBEDO (USA) (WC) v Nicolas JARRY (CHI) [11]

Sombrerero loco
09-01-2013, 08:36 AM
i like his chances, come on kokk!!

Audacity
09-04-2013, 03:30 PM
Thanks, The Kokk it is...

Think I'll stick with calling him Thanasi...

RustyOz
09-04-2013, 10:57 PM
The Kokk, or should I say Thanasi, is into the round of 16 of both singles and doubles, winning his round of 32 match 63 62 over the No. 11 seed N. Jarry from Chile and combining with Quinzi in the doubles, coming from behind to win 36 60 10-8 (got a surprise in the first set there, but responded like champions).
Go Thanasi...
Go The Kokk...

RustyOz
09-05-2013, 10:31 PM
And into the QF round, dropping the 2nd set in a 62 67(6) 62 win.
But bows out of the doubles.

Thanasi plays doubles partner and No. 2 seed, 17 year old Italian Gianluigi Qunizi (ATP390), next up.
This should be an interesting encounter, a good measure of where The Kokks' game is.

Com'n Thanasi...

n8
09-06-2013, 11:50 PM
Wins in 3. The other semi-finalists are the 1st, 3rd and 4th seeds. Nice one Thanasi ruining their top 4 party.

Chris.
09-08-2013, 12:16 AM
Tough match in the final against Coric.

Ace20
09-08-2013, 04:06 AM
GL Kokkinakis

RustyOz
09-08-2013, 05:30 AM
Go The Kokk.
Bring home the title.

Audacity
09-08-2013, 05:33 AM
Good luck

Sombrerero loco
09-08-2013, 10:05 AM
he really should win the final today

RustyOz
09-08-2013, 10:53 PM
A pity but The Kokk does not rise to the occassion...

In a reverse of the QF and SF matches Thanasi this time won the first set 63 but then lost the next two sets 36, 16, to No. 4 seed, Croation Borna Coric.

A good tournament never-the-less for 17 year-old Thanasi.

Ace20
09-09-2013, 01:27 AM
Very sad he Lost but he put up a great fight, will he be playing Juniors Next Year or Do he have Plan on Turning Pro anyone Know ?

Chris.
09-09-2013, 05:09 AM
he really should win the final today

No he shouldn't. Coric has won future titles. Including one last week. He was never favorite. Bad luck Kokk.

Sombrerero loco
09-09-2013, 05:38 PM
kokk has a bigger game than coric imo. but we should also mention he had a serious injury for half of the season, so...

Chirag
09-12-2013, 02:51 PM
I saw him at this years US Open :D

He was kind enough to take a picture with me . I hope he succeeds , he was pretty good against Jarry

RustyOz
09-19-2013, 03:30 AM
Disappointing...
R32 [7] Jeff Dadamo (USA)(ATP628) d Thanasi Kokkinakis (SA)(ATP746) 5-7 6-3 6-2
The Kokk finding life is not all roses on the Pro Tour...

n8
09-19-2013, 04:53 AM
Disappointing...
R32 [7] Jeff Dadamo (USA)(ATP628) d Thanasi Kokkinakis (SA)(ATP746) 5-7 6-3 6-2
The Kokk finding life is not all roses on the Pro Tour...

That's a shame, as his junior results this year have been outstanding. But, Kokkinakis is a year younger than Kyrgios and Nick was having similar results this time last year.

Plus I'm pretty sure Kokkinakis could be progressing further in Australian Futures but he's getting better experience here. Next year he could go for the 'easier' points, as he may need them to earn a crack at the Challenger tour later in 2014 or early 2015.

Chirag
09-19-2013, 02:28 PM
How long before he goes to the challenger tour ?

RustyOz
09-19-2013, 09:57 PM
He will most probably get WC's into the Australian Challenger tournaments this spring, but needs to get his ranking down to about 250-280 before he will get direct entry into Main Draw challenger tournaments - now ranked in the 700's, so still some work to do, but now doubt he will get there, maybe next year.

RustyOz
09-25-2013, 04:22 AM
Thanasi qualifies for Napa Challenger in USA and bags first round three set win over old man Jesse Witten (ATP592), 63 46 76(4).
A good win... good going The Kokk

Sombrerero loco
09-25-2013, 07:57 AM
he is the underdog vs klahn of course...good luck

Sam21
09-25-2013, 09:19 AM
nice win Kokk! i'm guessing that's his first challenger win, is it his first challenger main draw too?

Sombrerero loco
09-25-2013, 09:21 AM
yeah to both questions

Ausie
09-25-2013, 08:29 PM
R2 [Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis AUS - [5] Bradley Klahn 6-3 3-6 3-6

RustyOz
09-25-2013, 09:57 PM
R2 [Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis AUS - [5] Bradley Klahn 6-3 3-6 3-6

A good effort by Thanasi getting the first set. Pity he could not get the win.

Chris.
09-26-2013, 01:10 PM
That's a good effort. I watched Klahn play Lopez at the US Open this year. He is a good player.

Chris.
09-29-2013, 01:45 AM
Playing qualifying in Sacramento beating the number 2 seed and world number 344 6-1 6-3.

Daniel.
09-30-2013, 03:55 AM
This kids future is very exciting!

Chris.
09-30-2013, 06:05 AM
Through to the final round with a 6-3 7-6 win.

Chirag
09-30-2013, 11:22 AM
best of luck :D

RustyOz
09-30-2013, 09:43 PM
Thanasi into main draw in Sacramento with a two set win over Greg Oulette.

Chris.
10-01-2013, 02:16 AM
He plays wild card Robert Kendrick. Wasn't he the one that got banned for taking drugs?

RustyOz
10-01-2013, 09:27 PM
Thanasi pockets the first set 76(5) against Kendrick at Sacramento.

And completes the job - winning 76(5) 63 against old man Kendrick (33 yrs old), mwho is making a comeback after an enforced suspension lay-off.

Now scheduled to meet winner of Kyrgios/Ram (seeded 4)...

RustyOz
10-01-2013, 10:26 PM
He plays wild card Robert Kendrick. Wasn't he the one that got banned for taking drugs?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/jon_wertheim/08/03/tennis-mailbag/index.html

Interesting article - he was taking an anti-jetlag pill.

n8
10-01-2013, 11:12 PM
Nice 7-1 run for Kokkinakis. 23+ points in two weeks. I assume he's playing Tiburon too.

Chris.
10-02-2013, 02:06 AM
Match up with Kyrgios next :drool:

Sombrerero loco
10-02-2013, 08:00 AM
kyrgios should beat him though, but nice match yeah

tenisboss
10-03-2013, 09:55 PM
Thanasi, that was so close :(

Ace20
10-03-2013, 09:57 PM
Tough lost I hate that they had too met so early hopeful he rebound at his next event

RustyOz
10-03-2013, 10:05 PM
Tough result in that tie-break. Did Thanasi have a match point in the TB ?

DUN I LOVE
10-04-2013, 09:46 PM
Did Thanasi have a match point in the TB ?

No.

Smoke944
10-05-2013, 05:23 AM
Good tournament for him.

n8
10-05-2013, 07:16 AM
Kokkinakis not in the Tiburon qualifying draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/1768/qs.pdf

That's a shame considering his form.

Chris.
10-05-2013, 07:44 AM
Kokkinakis not in the Tiburon qualifying draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/1768/qs.pdf

That's a shame considering his form.

Maybe a wildcard into the main draw? Don't forget he did play for USA at the Hopman cup :p ;)

Sombrerero loco
10-05-2013, 08:29 AM
i hope he has the wc =)

Chirag
10-17-2013, 02:07 AM
Where is he gonna play in the rest of the year ?

RU90
10-17-2013, 02:37 PM
Kokkinakis not in the Tiburon qualifying draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2013/1768/qs.pdf

That's a shame considering his form.

He said he needed some rest. He headed back home.

RustyOz
10-18-2013, 12:30 AM
Most probably gets WC's into the Aussie Challengers...

RU90
10-18-2013, 12:55 AM
Melbourne Challenger is next.

RustyOz
10-23-2013, 06:14 AM
MELBOURNE CHALLENGER

Rnd 1: Thanasi shows his form and impresses with a win over higher ranked Jap Kento Takeuchi (ATP523), in straight sets 63 63.

Sombrerero loco
10-23-2013, 08:37 AM
kokk :bowdown:

Chirag
10-23-2013, 02:24 PM
Great job :yeah:

RU90
10-24-2013, 10:24 PM
(1)Ebden def. Kokkinakis 1-6 7-5 6-1

Thanasi had a good chance to win this match in straight sets. :(

He had two break points to serve for the match at 4-4. He let those slip, and then the match went with them...

There were two rain delays, as well as a medical timeout after the first set taken by Ebden. :rolleyes:

RU90
10-25-2013, 04:10 AM
Kokkinakis US-bound to train with top-100 tennis stars
By Marc McGowan 23/10/2013 20:51:00

OUTSTANDING South Australian prospect Thanasi Kokkinakis will skip the Australian Open wildcard playoff in December for a six-week training camp in the United States.
The 17-year-old, a two-time grand slam junior boys’ singles runner-up, will train alongside top-100 players Tommy Haas, Sam Querrey and Jack Sock as he prepares for the Australian summer.
“The plan is to go to America to train for six weeks during the wildcard playoff here, so I’m not going to play that,” Kokkinakis said.
“I’m training there with guys like Haas, Querrey and Jack Sock.
“Six weeks over there just to build my body and get ready for the summer will be good for me.”
Kokkinakis announced last week he was going to compete in the World Tennis Challenge, an exhibition team event, at Memorial Dve in Adelaide from January 7 to 9.
He will then attempt to qualify for the Australian Open.
Kokkinakis is in Melbourne this week for an ATP Challenger event and today progressed to round two – and a clash with top seed Matt Ebden – with a 6-3 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Kento Takeuchi.
Kokkinakis will also contest next week’s Traralgon ATP Challenger.
It was the second time he has beaten Takeuchi, the first coming at Bundaberg, Queensland, just days before his 15th birthday two years ago.
“I actually played him once before and he was my first point I got when I was 14, so I have a good memory against him and felt like I knew how to play him,” Kokkinakis said.
“I just really wanted to get on court, because we’ve waited a few days (due to rain) and it was a bit frustrating.
“He liked the ball low, so indoors suited him, but it helped my serve a lot. So when I got that big, hard shot in, I was able to win the point pretty quickly.”
Kokkinakis displayed all of the raw power which has experts labelling him one of Australia’s brightest talents in years.
Todd Woodbridge said last week teenagers Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios would challenge Bernard Tomic as Australia's best player in the next decade.
The world No.661, who will rise further in the rankings thanks to his latest success, clubbed winners at will on both wings and served 11 aces in the 78-minute contest.
“That’s how I have to play and there’s a lot to play for as well, with a big summer coming up,” Kokkinakis said.
“You can’t really be tight, so I was just trying to play free. I’ve played a lot of matches recently, so that helped me.
“I’m not used to playing that many matches, because of my (back) injury ... (but) I’m playing pretty good.”
Kokkinakis qualified for consecutive Challengers in the United States last month and reached the second round at both.

http://acelandtennis.com.au/news/174-kokkinakis-us-bound-to-train-with-tennis-stars.html

RustyOz
10-25-2013, 04:38 AM
"The plan is to go to America to train for six weeks during the wildcard playoff here, so I’m not going to play that,” Kokkinakis said...
He will then attempt to qualify for the Australian Open."

I doubt he will need to play in the Wild Card play-off or play in the AO qualifying - he will be a shoe-in for a wild card, imo.

Southend Aussies
10-25-2013, 05:26 AM
"The plan is to go to America to train for six weeks during the wildcard playoff here, so I’m not going to play that,” Kokkinakis said...
He will then attempt to qualify for the Australian Open."

I doubt he will need to play in the Wild Card play-off or play in the AO qualifying - he will be a shoe-in for a wild card, imo.

Not necessarily...

We have 5 to hand out.

1 to AO playoff winner
Kyrgios will need one, Duckworth will need one, Millman deserves one if he is fit, 1 to Ebden if he isn't top 100. Then Matt Reid, J.P Smith, Mitchell + Jones could argue for one after solid years. Not set in stone.

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scotthongkong
10-25-2013, 07:03 AM
John Millman is not back until next June/July so he will be out of the running.

Sombrerero loco
10-25-2013, 09:39 AM
John Millman is not back until next June/July so he will be out of the running.

not really. he expects to be back around february-march

scotthongkong
10-25-2013, 10:22 AM
not really. he expects to be back around february-march

ok ok. I spoke to him last week and he told me June/July but hopefully you are right.

Sombrerero loco
10-25-2013, 04:33 PM
yeah thats what is expected(feb-march). but lets see what happens. also, he is not really possitive lately, which is unexpected being millman, he is always happy and positive...

Chirag
10-26-2013, 03:37 AM
He does deserve the wild card dont you think ?

Chris.
10-26-2013, 07:04 AM
Hmmm intresting. I think I would rather him playing the WC playoff.

Sombrerero loco
10-26-2013, 07:37 AM
i am sure he will be given a MDWC. but maybe he will play the playoff too

RU90
10-26-2013, 04:09 PM
but maybe he will play the playoff too

The article states that he will skip it, because he'll be training in the U.S.

n8
10-27-2013, 01:41 AM
Kokkinakis and Mitchell d. Bolt and Whittington 6-3 6-2.

Ace20
10-27-2013, 11:14 PM
Traralgon

[7] Benjamin MITCHELL (AUS) vs Alex BOLT (AUS)
[WC] Darren K. POLKINGHORNE (AUS) vs [Q] Richard YANG (AUS)
Thanasi KOKKINAKIS (AUS) vs [LL] Chanchai SOOKTON-ENG (AUS)
[Q] Sean BERMAN (USA) vs [2] James DUCKWORTH (AUS)

Redline
10-28-2013, 09:09 AM
Presuming he and Duckworth win their first round games I am looking forward to seeing if Thanasi can cause an upset in round two.

RustyOz
10-28-2013, 11:36 PM
Yep - that is the match-up I want to see. See how Duckie performs against a real challenge.

RustyOz
11-15-2013, 01:20 AM
Posted on the TA web-site today (an extract form the article:

"To complete the current player field, world No.34 Jeremy Chardy has also confirmed his commitment to the 2014 event (the World Tennis Challenge to be held 7-9 January at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre), completing the current player field which features 27th-ranked Jürgen Melzer, world No.30 Feliciano Lopez and 17-year-old South Australian young gun Thanasi Kokkinakis."

Chris.
11-16-2013, 12:23 AM
Was posted weeks ago.

scotthongkong
11-16-2013, 12:55 AM
Posted on the TA web-site today (an extract form the article:

"To complete the current player field, world No.34 Jeremy Chardy has also confirmed his commitment to the 2014 event (the World Tennis Challenge to be held 7-9 January at Memorial Drive Tennis Centre), completing the current player field which features 27th-ranked Jürgen Melzer, world No.30 Feliciano Lopez and 17-year-old South Australian young gun Thanasi Kokkinakis."

Thanks for posting RustyOz. Good opportunity for young Thanasi here.

Redline
11-17-2013, 11:04 PM
I said when this was first announced it hints that Kokkinakis will get an AO main draw wildcard.I know he could play the Tuesday night in Adelaide and play in Melbourne on the Wednesday but while its good practice Im not sure its an ideal preperation playing late the night before in another state in an exhibition event. Personally while they haven't announced it I think he has been offered a wild card already which means this is geat preparation.

RustyOz
11-18-2013, 08:36 AM
Yeah, when I read that Thanasi was going to play Adelaide I also checked the tournament dates to see if it meant he was getting an AO wild card. Looks like Thanasi might know something we don't. But don't hold your breath, as TA do some crazy things with their WC decisions...

RU90
11-24-2013, 05:17 PM
http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/stories/tennis-prodigy

Ace20
12-27-2013, 02:16 PM
Brisbane International Qualifying Draw

(1) Andrey Golubev v Andrew Whittington
WC Thanasi Kokkinakis v WC Omar Jasika
WC Bradley Mousley v Wu Di
John-Patrick Smith v (5) Rhyne Williams

Sombrerero loco
12-27-2013, 03:09 PM
he should really beat jasika

Chris.
12-28-2013, 01:17 AM
Thanasi destroys Jasika 6-2 6-0 in the first round of Brisbane qualifying. Will take on top seed Golubev next.

RU90
12-28-2013, 03:16 AM
Great start! :yeah:

Chilenaitor
12-28-2013, 04:01 AM
:d

Sombrerero loco
12-28-2013, 09:51 AM
and 2 games. NID, well done =D

Amor fati
12-28-2013, 04:27 PM
Bravo Thanasi.
Now if only Golubev would play his errors like he can. Excellent ball striker with heavy shots, Golubev is tough one for youngsters especially. He has good serve and movement too. The problem for him is ridiculous amount of UE.
I really hope Thanasi can bring him down!

Chris.
12-29-2013, 02:56 AM
Beats top seed Golubev 6-4 7-5. Is that his first top 100 win? Will play Di Wu for a spot in the main draw.

Amor fati
12-29-2013, 08:49 AM
Well done Thanasi. Great win!

Now Wu and main draw awaits. It would be amazing to advance and get as many matches possible against top players to get accustomed. And to get a lot of points and confidence going forward

Sombrerero loco
12-29-2013, 09:32 AM
wow. that is a really serious upset, really hope he qualifies here!!!

n8
12-30-2013, 03:41 AM
Qualifies with a 6-1 6-4 win! He could play Hewitt off the bat.

Chirag
12-30-2013, 03:46 AM
who does he play in R1 ?

RU90
12-30-2013, 04:42 AM
who does he play in R1 ?

Hewitt! :lol:

Chris.
12-30-2013, 05:33 AM
Will play Hewitt tomorrow night.

Sombrerero loco
12-30-2013, 08:31 AM
amazing one kokk!! well done and now just give your best again!!

Amor fati
12-30-2013, 09:45 AM
Bravo Thanasi, really well done!

And to play first ATP main draw event at home in Brisbane against someone like hometown hero Hewitt. Center court, obviously. It will be amazing for a 17-year old.

I will be cheering you. :)

Audacity
12-30-2013, 01:56 PM
Can't wait for this match... Shall be good.

Asadinator
12-30-2013, 02:19 PM
Go the Kokk!!!

Chirag
12-31-2013, 02:21 AM
I will be cheering you but this is tough in your first MD Match

Sombrerero loco
12-31-2013, 08:52 AM
finally got broken =( fight kokk

Chris.
01-01-2014, 01:05 AM
Went down 6-3 7-5. Good performance.

RustyOz
01-01-2014, 08:39 PM
Excellent performance from The Kokk. It was good tennis to watch. I'm going to enjoy watching this guy play.

StevoTG
01-01-2014, 09:45 PM
Watched the match on YouTube today. Plenty of positives for Kokkinakis. The Aus' DC outlook certainly seems positive now. Bernie, Nick and Thanasi, if they are to all develop into the players they are capable of becoming, should be a handful.

Also, wow Thanasi has grown since I saw him first!

Ace20
01-10-2014, 12:27 AM
Australian Open

Rafael Nadal (1) - Bernard Tomic
Thanasi Kokkinakis - Igor Sijsling
Tobias Kamke - Jack Sock
Ryan Harrison - Gaël Monfils (25)

Sombrerero loco
01-10-2014, 09:32 AM
lets hope he can beat sijsling

Chirag
01-14-2014, 03:19 AM
match on show court 3

Chirag
01-14-2014, 03:21 AM
That is it will be next after the Krygonis match finishes . Kinda excited and hope he beats Igor . Nadal will be impossible of course

Chirag
01-14-2014, 07:01 AM
set 1 in a TB :dance:

Andy.
01-14-2014, 07:57 AM
He is really fighting hard after being pushed aside in the second set.

Audacity
01-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Crucial set this one.

Sombrerero loco
01-14-2014, 09:23 AM
he won in 4 sets :bowdown: just impressive

Andy.
01-14-2014, 09:37 AM
Soooooo happy!!! Awesome result. Does anyone know how this will impact on his ranking?

Audacity
01-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Really happy for him, looked so tough out there! Was basically walking most of the final set. Talented AND lots of fight.

Ranking will jump from 570 to ~400.

Sombrerero loco
01-14-2014, 09:48 AM
wow this will be great for his ranking. lets hope he has a decent run in burnie challenger after that, would help his ranking a lot

Guest12315544
01-14-2014, 09:52 AM
I had never ever heard of him before! And I had heard of Sijsling so this must have been a big win for Thanasi?

Dund
01-14-2014, 11:03 AM
I had never ever heard of him before! And I had heard of Sijsling so this must have been a big win for Thanasi?
It is, but I wouldn't have been surprised with a victory had he been fully healthy the whole match. The kid has GS winning potential I think, and for me is Australia's most promising young player (close between him and Kyrgios), including Tomic.

However to do it hurting so badly with cramp was very impressive. He practically served underhand in the last set, and just hit flat foot winners the whole time. Sijsling had less serious cramp issues and played like crap the last set but it was still impressive. He looked very very close to retiring at 4-2 in the last set but kept on.

Sombrerero loco
01-14-2014, 11:08 AM
i really hope its just cramping and not the back again or something
take care, kokk

Dund
01-14-2014, 11:25 AM
i really hope its just cramping and not the back again or something
take care, kokk
Was holding his calf and then thigh. Wasn't holding his back like in the Aus Open Junior final. Though back issues can cause leg issues, I'd say it's cramp. However prolonged cramp can cause more permanent damage to the affected areas, so hopefully that didn't happen. Needs to keep himself well hydrated until his next match.

RU90
01-14-2014, 02:16 PM
What a way to win your main-draw Grand Slam debut! :yeah:

I'm totally convinced that he'll be better than Kyrgios (he seems more well-rounded to me).

RustyOz
01-14-2014, 08:27 PM
Great match. Did well to finish it off given the cramp. Is going to have to work on that - lack of conditioning - needs to get fitter, stronger.
Good luck in next match..

Chris.
01-18-2014, 04:20 AM
Kokkinakis is off to France for the Davis Cup after the Aus Open. And the. He has been given a wildcard into Marseille :)


http://acelandtennis.com.au/news/547-kokkinakis-set-to-play-as-a-wildcard-at-atp-marseille.html

Chris.
01-21-2014, 05:51 AM
What a start to the year for Kokkinakis. He qualified for Brisbane got to play against Hewitt. Made the second round of AO plays against Nadal. Then gets selected for Davis Cup. Now he has been given a wildcard into Rotterdam and Marseille atp Tournments.

RU90
01-21-2014, 11:45 PM
What a start to the year for Kokkinakis...

And he scored in another way. ;)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BePo0_qCEAAIIHG.png

Her name is Donna Vekic.

n8
01-22-2014, 12:42 PM
What a start to the year for Kokkinakis. He qualified for Brisbane got to play against Hewitt. Made the second round of AO plays against Nadal. Then gets selected for Davis Cup. Now he has been given a wildcard into Rotterdam and Marseille atp Tournments.

WOW! That's really big news! What a great opportunity to 1 - gain experience, and 2 - fast track his way up the rankings. He could get a very tough draw in Rotterdam given it's an ATP500, but Marseille is an ATP250 and gives first round byes to the first four seeds, so a great chance to get his first ATP win.

And the real sign he's making it, profile pic! http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Ko/T/Thanasi-Kokkinakis.aspx

Hewitt =Legend
01-22-2014, 12:58 PM
I might have misheard but I'm pretty sure the wildcard into Rotterdam is only for qualies. Not sure on Marseille..

Chris.
01-23-2014, 12:46 AM
Yeah Rotterdam is only a qualifying one sorry. But Marseille is a main draw one.

Sombrerero loco
01-23-2014, 09:45 AM
anyway 2 great opportunities for the kokk

GasquetGulbis
01-26-2014, 11:33 PM
Yeah Rotterdam is only a qualifying one sorry. But Marseille is a main draw one.

According to wikipedia it's maindraw. That could be wrong though.

leric4nole
01-27-2014, 03:32 AM
What is his nickname? Kokk? Kokki? Both sound weird...

Sombrerero loco
01-27-2014, 10:02 AM
kokk it is

Audacity
01-27-2014, 12:11 PM
Crowd during his 1st Round AO Match were yelling Kokki Kokki Kokki, Oi Oi Oi. I like it.

RustyOz
01-27-2014, 08:50 PM
14 years on now from the Sydney Olympics I think it is time to drop the Oi Oi Oi.
It's annoy, annoy, annoy...

Time for a new slogan

Grenouille
02-02-2014, 05:51 AM
Shirtless pics of Thanasi?

Sombrerero loco
02-02-2014, 09:09 AM
14 years on now from the Sydney Olympics I think it is time to drop the Oi Oi Oi.
It's annoy, annoy, annoy...

Time for a new slogan

i still love it, its as great as the allEEEEEEEEEeeeeEEEEEzzzzz in french open :hearts:

Rafter_forever
02-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Debut against Kubot in Rotterdam. If he wins, Llodra or Berrer.. Tough draw for Kokk but good luck to him!

Sombrerero loco
02-07-2014, 10:10 PM
will he play european clay season too?

n8
02-08-2014, 12:40 PM
Lukasz Kubot def. Thanasi Kokkinakis 4-6 6-1 3-0 ret.

I hope it's not serious.

Sombrerero loco
02-08-2014, 02:22 PM
i hope its not the back :hug:

RU90
02-08-2014, 04:56 PM
@TKokkinakis "Unfortunately had to retire today due to a strained nerve/disk in my neck on a serve early in the second set and lost my trackpants #s***day"

He was told 5-7 days and is hoping to play Marseille.

Ausie
02-15-2014, 10:59 AM
Marseille

R1 [WC] Thanasi Kokkinakis AUS - Blaz Kavcic SLO

Good luck Than.

Sombrerero loco
02-15-2014, 11:07 AM
really winnable if kokk is healthy

Ausie
02-15-2014, 11:11 AM
really winnable if kokk is healthyKavcic really tough competitor, plays a very stable