Nick Kyrgios news: Special K partnership up and running at Indian Wells
Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis, the doubles duo who won the Australian Open in their home country, have continue their winning streak as they were triumphant in their opening round match at Indian Wells.
They defeated Brazilian Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig from Croatia 7-5, 1-6, 10-2 which was made possible after they were awarded a wildcard into the competition.
In the second round, the Aussies are set to face the American pairing of John Isner and Jack Sock which definitely won’t be an easy feat as the USA duo used to both be former top 10 players.
My brother. Always got you https://t.co/IqEDTGtuzl
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 29, 2022
But Kyrgios and Kokkinakis aren’t letting the pressure get to them, instead they are just being their usual easy-going selves which was seen during a humorous moment between the two during their post match interview.
Kokkinakis said the doubles partnership were “definitely going to lose at some point”, to which his outspoken fellow Aussie replied “no we’re not.”
But fans might not be seeing a lot of this duo for the rest of the season as they announced their plans for the rest of the year.
“I’m not playing the French, and I’m not playing Wimby (Wimbledon) doubles,” Kyrgios said.
“Maybe just US (Open) and then (ATP) Finals.”
However, there is still a lot more Kyrgios to go around as he’s also taking part in the singles competition in California.
The day before he appeared alongside Kokkinakis he beat Sebastian Baez from Argentina 6-4, 6-0 in his opening round singles match to book himself a second round meeting with another Argentinian, this time in the form of Federico Delbonis.
Meanwhile, Kokkinakis is fresh from a Davis Cup qualifying campaign where he helped Australia beat Hungary but he won’t be taking part in the singles tournament after he lost to American Sebastian Korda in his opening round after going through qualifiers in order to play in the competition.
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