Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis has been granted a wildcard into Adelaide 2. Kokkinakis, 25, started his season at this week's ATP event in Adelaide after being awarded a wildcard. Kokkinakis enjoyed a great run in his first tournament of the season as he made the semifinal before losing to Gael Monfils.
Following a strong run at this week's ATP event, Kokkinakis also received a wildcard into Adelaide 2 -- that is set to take place next week. The Adelaide organizers also handed wildcards to Aleksandar Vukic and Alex Bolt.
Kokkinakis feels he has got 'a lot to give'
Kokkinakis has had lots of injury breaks throughout his career but now he is healthy and hoping to start making notable results. “Yeah, I think it definitely can’t hurt.
Last year I came into the season after two years of barely any tennis, one year of absolutely nothing, then the year before I think I played five or so tournaments,” said Kokkinakis, per Tennis Australia. “Even though I’ve been around a while, it feels like I’m still relatively new, compared to matches played, tennis played and compared to all the other guys my age.
“I still feel like I’ve got a lot to give, but last year playing a lot of tough matches in tough conditions, hopefully has set me up for a better year”. Kokkinakis admitted it has been really tough for him at certain times but every time he managed to overcome it.
“It’s been really hard. But I look back on the moments where I’ve had success and the feelings I got from being on court and having good wins,” he said. “II use that to fuel me for as long as I can.
I know I can’t do this forever. So even if I’m just struggling at certain times, I kind of hang on those moments to push me through”.