A healthy Kokkinakis
It has become the rule that at the beginning of a new year we come up with resolutions; a set of goals we want to achieve, or bad habits we desire to change. Whether our resolutions include eating less junk food or exercising regularly, they are things that will improve our lives overall. And in my opinion, there is one thing that would improve the ATP tour dramatically: a healthy Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Kokkinakis reached the 2013 Australian open boys final. Two years later at only 18 years old, he played some unbelievable tennis winning his first Grand Slam match to later face Rafael Nadal in the second round. He has struggled a lot with injuries. It seems that after a few months into the season his body forces him to step out of the court, for months and sometimes years at a time.
With victories over Tiafoe, Cilic, Isner, and Federer, it is not a secret what this player can do when he is healthy. He is one of those players that can surprise you and is already proving what he is capable of. Only two weeks into 2022, the 25-year-old Australian has already won his first ATP title at his hometown tournament in Adelaide, after reaching the semifinal in the previous week.
I am confident that if he remains healthy results will keep coming and soon we will see him making the second week of Grand Slams.