Nick Kygrios news: Aussie opens up on scuffle with opponent’s coach

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis

Nick Kygrios has explained the change room scuffle that happened at the Australian Open men’s doubles second-round match with an opponent’s coaching staff.

Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis beat Croatian pairing Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic in straight sets 7-6, 6-3 before the Aussie duo went on to win the Australian Open men’s doubles title.

The homegrown pairing beat compatriots Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 to claim their maiden Grand Slam doubles title at the Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.

Known as ‘Special K‘ the Aussie pair had the time of their lives at the 2021 Australian Open with some calling it a circus act.

“‘I was ready to go, he was threatening to hit me, it was pretty full-on, Thanasi calmed me down,” he told Kyle and Jackie O Show.

“It was absurd, the trainer came up to my face, nose to nose, screaming at me, Thanasi is the defuser, he’s the ice in our relationship.”


The two entertained all the fans at Melbourne Park showing off their dancing skills, whilst still taking the match seriously.