New York: Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis, the injury-plagued world quantity 212, was Wednesday handed the ultimate wildcard for this 12 months’s US Open which will get underway in New York on 26 August.
Kokkinakis, 23, reached a profession excessive of 69 in 2015 however his progress has stalled on account of a collection of accidents lately.
Regardless of that, he famously defeated Roger Federer within the second spherical of the Miami Masters in 2018.
Kokkinakis has performed in the principle draw on the US Open on two events, shedding within the first spherical in 2015 and 2017.
He advantages from a reciprocal settlement between the US and Australian federations which reserve a wildcard spot of their respective Grand Slam occasions for a participant from every nation.
US Open wildcards:
Girls: Coco Gauff (USA), Caty McNally (USA), Whitney Osuigwe (USA), Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA), Kristie Ahn (USA), Katie Volynets (USA), Diane Parry (FRA), Samantha Stosur (AUS)
Males: Ernesto Escobedo (USA), Bjorn Fratangelo (USA), Marcos Giron (USA), Antoine Hoang (FRA), Denis Kudla (USA), Jack Sock (USA), Zachary Svajda (USA), Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)