Let’s add Thanasi Kokkinakis, an up-and-coming tennis player from Australia, to our list of shirtless tennis players. Thanasi is friends with another up-and-comer, Nick Kyrgios, who had his breakout moment in Wimbledon this year when he beat Rafael Nadal and Richard Gasquet to reach the quarterfinals.
Kokkinakis and Kyrgios are known as K2 in the Land Down Under. Will Kokkinakis have a breakout moment like his friend did? Given his talent, we think its just a matter of time. He’s currently ranked at #187 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). We won’t be surprised if he cracked the top 100 in a year’s time. After all, wasn’t he ranked at #570 a year ago?
More about Thanasi from his tennis.com.au profile:
- Began playing tennis when he was eight years old.
- Represented Australian in the ITF World Junior Tennis Competition in 2010.
- Claimed the Windmill Cup Carl Gantios u/14 title in the Netherlands in 2010.
- Captured the Le 13/14 des Hauts de Seine u/14 title in France in 2010.
- Reached the final of ITF Futures Pro Circuit doubles events in Slovenia and Belgium in 2012.
- Debuted at the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2012.
- 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”.
- Was a finalist in the Australian Open 2013 boys’ singles championships (l. Nick Kyrgios).
- Won the Wimbledon 2013 doubles title with compatriot Nick Kyrgios.
- 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.
- Favourite food is pizza.
Thanasi Kokkinakis Dating or Relationship Status. Does Thanasi Kokkinakis have a girlfriend? We have no info at the moment. Our guess is that he’s single. But we’ll update this post if we find out otherwise.
Want another Thanasi Kokkinakis shirtless photo? Let’s end this post with this instagram video of Thanasi doing the ice bucket ALS challenge. Oops, sorry the video appears to be un-embeddable (or we’re just clueless on how to to it) so here’s a screenshot of a bespectacled Thanasi waiting for a bucket of ice+water to be poured on him. Doesn’t he look like a geeky Superman?
You can follow this guy on instagram: @the_kokk1.
Who’s the other shirtless dude?
Update: By the way, here’s a link for those of you who want to see Nick Kyrgios as a Bonds Underwear Model.