Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Thanasi Kokkinakis
IN PHOTO: Nick Kyrgios of Australia (R) shakes hands with compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis after defeating him in their junior boys' singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 26, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray REUTERS

Thanasi Kokkinakis is expected to kick off the 2015 tennis season at the Brisbane International. The Australian teenager is now considered as one of the brightest tennis star of his age alongside his good friend Nick Kyrgios. Thanasi Kokkinakis has reportedly scored a wildcard and he will be up for the men's competition.

Kokkinakis has impressed many coaches and analysts with his great performance and as good impression is gained, pressure also continues to build-up. The 18-year old is set to line up against tennis gods on the field. To name, there's Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro, Marin Cilic, Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic who will all complete the line up at the tournament that will start on Sunday.

For the youngster, this is an unbelievable opportunity for him. He knows what to expect and he can only expect for a rigid training. Given the likes of the men he is about to play against, he surely needs to buy all the time in the world just to make sure he trains for the upcoming men's competition.

According to Kokkinakis, everything is an obvious strong field, and you have to accept the draw that you're given. But, you have to give it the crack it needs. For Kokkinakis, it probably is the best ATP 250 to date. The teenage tennis player is totally excited for the games to begin.

Kokkinakis was successful with his 2014 campaign when he flew up from 420th to become the world's no. 150. But, Kokkinakis admitted that he has to improve on his performance all the more knowing the current lineup of men he is expected to face come Australian Open 2015.

The Australian teenage tennis star further claims that his Australian Open maiden Grand Slam singles have defeated Igor Sijsling in just a matter of four sets. His maiden Grand Slam was earned prior to his loss to Rafael Nadal who knocked him down during the second round.

Just recently, Roger Federer was in Dubai with young Australian Davis Cup player Thanasi Kokkinakis for an intensive training campaign. Kokkinakis who was recently awarded the first wildcard to the upcoming Brisbane International, spent 10 to 11 days training with the Swiss Maestro.