Thanasi Kokkinakis may have won the Adelaide International Men's Tournament Part 2 on Saturday that hopefully extend his run in this year's Australia's Open, but it's not happening as he was clean swept by Germany's Yannick Hanfmann in straight sets (6-2, 6-3 & 6-2) at Court No.3.
Congratulations to Hoffmann on his first-ever Grand Slam win at the age of 30, he was outstanding left, right & center with an easy start before Hanfmann built a very big lead over the Aussie over time & proved too good in the end.
He will have to go through 6th seed Rafa Nadal from Spain, however, if he was to continue his campaign here past Round 2.
And Thanasi is disappointed to be eliminated on the very first day of the Australian Open having came here with plenty of hype after that Adelaide International win, he did pick up some consolation games as this tie goes on but just couldn't show the balance that Hanfmann demonstrated from start to finish.
7 hours ago
Not the result we wanted but it's okay! Thanasi will come back stronger. Farrrr too much pressure on his shoulders after an exhausting week in Adelaide. 5 tiebreaks and beating Isner and Cilic is not an easy time before a slam. Love u Mr Thanasi supporting u always ❤️❤️❤️ #thanasikokkinakis#tennis#australianopen