Thanasi Kokkinakis Remains Upbeat Following Davis Cup Disappointment

Tennis - The 19-year-old has praised Andy Murray following his defeat in the Davis Cup.

by Adam Addicott
Thanasi Kokkinakis Remains Upbeat Following Davis Cup Disappointment

Australian teenage sensation Thanasi Kokkinakis is remaining in high spirits following his crushing loss to Andy Murray in the Davis Cup. The 19-year-old suffered a straight sets loss to the world number 3, where he could only get six games on the scoreboard.

It was the first time that he has lost a set 6-0 since the 2014 Australian Open. Despite the one-sided encounter, Kokkinakis paid tribute to Murray’s outstanding performance. “I’ve practised with him a fair few times and I can say that’s the best he’s ever played against me by a mile”.

He said. Kokkinakis is currently ranked 72nd in the world and has a 2015 win-loss of 17-16. In may he claimed his maiden Challenger title by winning the Bordeaux Open in France. He has beaten Fabio Fognini, Jeremy Chardy and Bernard Tomic in 2015.

Regardless of his Glasgow disappointment, Kokkinakis has pledged to remain resilient as he prepares for a potential must win match on Sunday against Great Britain.

I haven’t lost a set 6-0 in a long time. It is not good for the ego, that’s for sure.

I think I can [get back up]. Gotta stay resilient, I gotta know that, whoever I play next, Dan if I get put back in, but there’s not too many players in the world who go close to him when he’s playing like that.

“. He said. The two countries are battling for a place in the final of the Davis Cup. Australia has claimed the title on 28 previous occasions with their most recent win in 2003. Meanwhile Great Britain hasn’t reached the final of the tournament since 1978.

After the first day of action in their semi-final clash, the tie is currently level at 1-1 following Bernard Tomic’s win over Dan Evans. Adam Addicott, live from Glasgow

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