sport news Thanasi Kokkinakis wins first-ever match at Wimbledon to set up SHOWDOWN ... trends now

sport news Thanasi Kokkinakis wins first-ever match at Wimbledon to set up SHOWDOWN ... trends now
sport news Thanasi Kokkinakis wins first-ever match at Wimbledon to set up SHOWDOWN ... trends now

sport news Thanasi Kokkinakis wins first-ever match at Wimbledon to set up SHOWDOWN ... trends now

Thanasi Kokkinakis wins first-ever match at Wimbledon to set up SHOWDOWN against three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic Australian Open doubles champion Kokkinakis beat  Poland's Kamil Majchrzak He will face Djokovic in a huge round two match-up at The Championships Kokkinakis had lost his previous two round one matches at Wimbledon He also had two unsuccessful qualifying tournaments before breakthrough win

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Thanasi Kokkinakis "can't wait" after breaking his Wimbledon hoodoo to set up a second-round blockbuster with three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Five long years since his last appearance at the All England Club, Kokkinakis continued his 2022 renaissance with a watershed 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 7-5 victory over Poland's Kamil Majchrzak on Monday.

After two previous first-round defeats, plus two unsuccessful qualifying campaigns, the 26-year-old is finally savouring his maiden win on London's hallowed grass courts.

An emotional Thanasi Kokkinakis has won his first ever match at Wimbledon to advance to the second round of The Championships

An emotional Thanasi Kokkinakis has won his first ever match at Wimbledon to advance to the second round of The Championships

"I'm super happy with how the result panned out. A lot of doubt coming into the tournament. Wasn't sure how I'd pull up, how I'd play, if I would even play," Kokkinakis said, having hurt his left knee in an on-court tumble at Surbiton three

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