Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis gallery: Special K circus hits the Australian Open

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are having the time of their lives at the 2021 Australian Open with some calling it a circus act and others just enjoying the entertainment they provide.

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios in action during a match
Australian duo Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios were all smiles during the first round of the 2021 Australian Open after beating compatriots Alex Bolt and James Mccabe.

They have been described as the great entertainers at Melbourne Park this year and Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios certainly delivered in the opening round as they defeated their compatriots.

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis talk tactics during a match
Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis had plenty of fun on the court, but they also made sure they kept it professional to ensure another smooth victory.

The Australian pair enjoyed several wild moments, but they were composed when they had to be and the team work certainly made the dream work as the marched on.

Nick Kyrgios and partner Thanasi Kokkinakis
Nick Kyrgios sets off to celebrate with partner Thanasi Kokkinakis after yet another famous win against sixth seeds Tim Putz and Michael Venus at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

The duo has always given the spectators exactly what they want to see during their win over Tim Putz and Michael Venus, something Australian fans want and enjoy seeing at Melbourne Park.

Fans can't believe what they are seeing during the match at Melbourne Park.
Boisterous fans react during a Special K – as Kyrgios and Kokkanikas have been dubbed – victory at the 2022 season-opening Grand Slam Down Under.

This is the reaction you get most of the time in the men’s doubles action involving Kyrgios with Kokkinakis, spectators go wild while the pair continues to entertain.

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis
Nick Kyrgios has never been afraid to take out his frustration on court and he certainly showed his angry side when he slammed his racket into the ground during the match against Michael Venus and Tim Putz.

There were moments of frustration at certain times with Kyrgios slamming his racket at one point, but all is well that ends well. And a lot has ended well at Melbourne Park for the pair.

Nick Kyrgios frustrated
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis have certainly done their best to get the crowd involved whenever they are on court. Here Kyrgios plays conductor to get the fans to cheer even louder.

It is fair to say that the Australian pair have done their best to hype out the crowd – much to the frustration of their opponents, but the home fans don’t mind going up a few decibels.

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis
It’s not often that men’s doubles matches at Grand Slams get so much attention, but the fans have come out in their numbers to get a glimpse of Kyrgios and Kokkinakis in all their matches.

And the fans go wild! Kyrgios and Kokkinakis have become the darlings of the Melbourne Park crowds with young and old enjoying their antics.

Nick Kyrgios racket
Nick Kyrgios accidentally hit a child after he smashed a ball into the ground, but he made up for it by giving the boy his racket. He can certainly do no wrong in Melbourne.

A young tennis fan got a lot more than he bargained for as he copped a wayward shot from Nick Kyrgios in the body, but he did end up with a racket from the Australian.

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis
A key feature of the Special K relationship has been how they manage to inspire each other, whether it be through fist pump, high five or just a shout to each other.

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis certainly know how to get the best out of each other during matches as they have known each other for more than a decade.

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis
On your marks, get set, go! Celebrations have become a key part of the dynamic duo with fans loving the bump in the air. Many feel they are like kids out in the play park.

The funny pair get ready for their bump dance at Melbourne Park, which certainly has gripped the imagination of everyone at Melbourne Park.