Kokkinakis WINS Maiden title in 2022 Comeback
Thanasi Kokkinakis is one name we have not heard in a long time. But it should be a name we should consistently be hearing throughout the entire tennis season. This Aussie was once one of the most promising talents on the tour and looked to become a Top 10 player, maybe even a number one?
Currently ranked outside 250 in the world, Kokkinakis has been riddled with bad luck and injuries since 2016. He did reach Top 190 in the world and stunned Roger Federer in the 2018 Miami Masters but then ended up getting a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the rest of the year. He even thought about possibly retiring...
The 25-year-old (still younger than me........) still has a lot to prove as his career continues to grow. Claiming his first title in Adelaide, Thanasi understands and still believes in himself to compete with the best in the world! With his wildcard into the Australian Open, he will face qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in the first round.
Thanasi Road to Glory
Round of 32 vs. Benoit Paire - 6-4 6-0
Round of 16 vs. John Isner - 6-7 7-6 7-6
Quarterfinals vs. Alexander Vukic - 6-7 6-3 6-2
Semifinals vs. Marin Cilic - 6-2 3-6 7-6
Finals vs. Arthur Rinderknech - 6-7 7-6 6-3