Showing posts for: Thanasi Kokkinakis
Djoker shrugs off Spaniard to reach third round

WORLD number one Novak Djokovic needs to reach the 2024 Roland Garros final in order to retain top spot, and so far, so good for the Serbian star after her rolled Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena in straight sets. In a one-sided match, Djokovic had a challenge early in the first set, but won 14 of […]

Demon dashes into Roland Garros second round

AUSSIE hope Alex de Minaur has stormed into the second round of Roland Garros after a dominant performance against young American, Alex Michelsen. After waiting a few hours due to a rain delay, it was the 11th seed who unloaded on the Next Gen talent, only dropping three games en route to the Round of […]

2024 Roland Garros men’s singles preview

TOMORROW night Australian time the 2024 French Open kicks off in Paris, with a star-studded draw set to provide plenty of highlights in the men’s singles. We take a look at what the draw could provide, with the contenders and the Aussies to how they are placed. REIGNING CHAMPION Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Reigning champion Novak […]

Australia cops Davis Cup ‘Group of Death’

AUSTRALIA will need to be at its very best in the 2024 Davis Cup Finals to survive the group stage and reach back-to-back finals at the event. After coming runners-up to Italy last year, the Aussies will head to Valencia, Spain where they take the host nation as well as Czech Republic and France. The […]

Indian Wells D3 wrap: Ons we go for Volynets

AMERICAN wildcard Katie Volynets caused the upset of Indian Wells so far, taking down Tunisian sixth seed Ons Jabeur in straight sets. Jabeur has struggled with injury and form in 2024, and in her first match of the WTA 1000 event, was no match or the red-hot world number 131, with Volynets winning 6-4 6-4. […]

Indian Wells D1 wrap: Murray puts “final nail in the Goffin”

SIR Andy Murray’s year might be shrouded in retirement talk, but the British Grand Slam champion was able to fight past fellow former top 10 talent, David Goffin and reach the second round of Indian Wells today. As tennis commentator Robbie Koenig said post-match, Murray put the “final nail in the Goffin” to reach the […]

2024 Indian Wells ATP preview

KNOWN as “The Fifth Slam”, Indian Wells is the most prestigious tennis tournament outside the four majors. Held in the Californian desert, Indian Wells boasts massive fields of 96 men and 96 women battling it out from a shared prize pool of $9 million USD. Today both singles draws were released and we take a […]

Adelaide and Auckland’s awful Aussie Day

IT was not a fun return home for Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Adelaide International, going down to Serbian Dusan Lajovic in three sets. Kokkinakis took the first set 6-3, before Lajovic took the next two 6-1 6-4. Kokkinakis finished with more aces than Lajovic, but also finished with the higher double faults tally. Lajovic meanwhile […]

Red-hot Rinky tames Thanasi

NO MATTER the result, an Australian was going to be the winner as wildcard Rinky Hijikata took on Thanasi Kokkinakis on Show Court 1 at the Brisbane International. In a match that lasted an hour and 37 minutes, it was Hijikata who emerged victorious, shaking off an early Kokkinakis challenge to win 7-6 6-2. Hijikata […]

Teen wildcard causes Hong Kong upset

IT WAS a dream start to 2024 for Chinese teenager Juncheng Shang, who upset seventh seed Laslo Djere in the opening round of Hong Kong Tennis Open yesterday. Shang, ranked 183rd in the world was able to mastermind the victory over the world number 33, some 10 years his senior, 6-7 6-3 7-6. That included […]

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