Thanasi Kokkinakis awarded 2023 Dubai Championships wild card

Thanasi Kokkinakis awarded 2023 Dubai Championships wild card

by Zlatko Vodenicharov

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Thanasi Kokkinakis has received a wild card for the 2023 Dubai Championships, marking another step in his comeback journey.

The 26-year-old had a successful start to the year, making it to the semifinals of the Adelaide 2 event, where he was the defending champion. He then went on to lose a hard-fought match against former world No.1 Andy Murray at the 2023 Australian Open, before claiming victory in a Challenger event in Bahrain.

Kokkinakis has had a tumultuous career, plagued by injuries and setbacks. However, his recent form has been promising, and his wild card entry into the prestigious Dubai Championships is a testament to his dedication and perseverance.

The Dubai Championships is a high-profile event on the ATP Tour, with many of the world's top players vying for the title. The tournament has a rich history, having been held since 1993 and attracting some of the biggest names in tennis. For Kokkinakis, it presents a valuable opportunity to test himself against some of the best players in the world and gain crucial ranking points to climb even higher in the ATP Rankings.

Kokkinakis is not the only player to receive a wild card for the Dubai Championships, with Alexei Popyrin and Tunisian Malek Jaziri also granted entries and joining the star-studded entry list. The remaining wild card is yet to be announced, but the field already promises to be highly competitive.

For Kokkinakis, the wild card is a reward for his hard work and determination. Despite his injury struggles, he has always maintained a positive attitude and a love for the game. The announcement of the wild card has generated excitement among tennis fans, who are eager to see how Kokkinakis will perform against some of the world's top players. With his strong start to the year, he will no doubt be a contender to make a deep run in the tournament.



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