Kokkinakis claims first title in stunning hometown upset

Kokkinakis claims first title in stunning hometown upset

Sublime Thanasi Kokkinakis claims first ever title in stunning hometown upset Thanasi Kokkinakis’ career resurgence has soared to fresh heights as the Australian claimed a first-ever ATP Tour singles title with a clutch victory in his hometown Adelaide. The world No. 145 stunned world No. 58 Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech in a fiercely tight contest, eventually running out 6-7 (6) 7-6 (5) 6-3 winner. After the pair traded tie-break victories in the opening two sets, Kokkinakis finally claimed the first break of the match in the opening game of the decider. He never looked back, breaking his opponent again to secure a long-awaited crown before breaking down in tears. “I wouldn’t want to win my first title anywhere else,” he told the crowd. Watch Tennis Live with beIN SPORTS on Kayo. …
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