Kokkinakis open Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhs– Rising star Thanasi Kokkinakis will open Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan.
The premier international team event in men’s lawn tennis will have its quarterfinals.
Davis Cup quarter finals starting Friday, as Thanasi Kokkinakis will play singles for Australia against Kazakhstan, matches will conclude with reverse singles.
Thanasi Kokkinakis, an Australian professional tennis player born on April 10, 1996 in Adelaide, South Australia hits the court against Kazakhstan.
As of 22 June 2015, Kokkinakis ranked World No. 69 by the Association of Tennis Professionals.
Kokkinakis reached two two junior grand slam singles finals at the 2013 Australian Open and 2013 US Open.
He was once a member of Australia’s Junior Davis Cup team, won the competition’s silver medal in September 2012, losing to Italy in the final, held in Barcelona, Spain.
“That is extraordinary,” Australia captain Wally Masur said of Kazakhstan’s record. “It just points to the focus they have, and intensity and passion.”
Recently, the team undergone controversy, as Kyrgios on-court demeanour at Wimbledon and Bernard Tomic being suspended from the team .
According to Davis Cup captain Wally Masur , it was a hard decision to leave out Groth for the opening day singles action. “I was spoilt for choice,” he said. “It’s a good position to be in. “I really feel like if we’re going to win this, it’s going to be a tough effort over three days, so there’s an element of sharing the workload.”
The team is looking forward to won the place, their first World Group semi-final since 2006.
According to Kokkinakis, experience has given him confidence of thriving under the pressure this time around.
For the record,Kokkinakis won his first singles title in Canada, defeating Fritz Wolmarans in the final.