World No.4 Alexander Zverev has predicted Thanasi Kokkinakis will catapult in rankings this year if he can avoid injuries. Zverev is expecting big things coming to the Australian in 2018. “He's a great player," Zverev said.
"He's had too many injuries, that's why I think his ranking is not where it should be. But he's going to get up there quite quickly this year if he stays healthy.” “I think he would have been top 50 definitely (if not for the injuries).” Kokkinakis is presently ranked at No.209 on the ATP Charts and has been ranked as high as No.
69 in the World. 2017 saw the 21-year-old injured throughout as a result of which he saw a sudden dip in the rankings. ALSO READ Toni Nadal: 'In 2015 Novak Djokovic was more complete than Federer in 2017'