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Australian Open: Kyrgios, Kokkinakis finish ‘Particular Ks’ present with doubles triumph | Tennis Information

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The “Special Ks” present on the Australian Open ended on a excessive after Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis claimed their first main title by defeating compatriots Max Purcell and Matt Ebden within the males’s doubles ultimate on Saturday.
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, nicknamed the “Particular Ks” as juniors, entertained the gang on the Rod Laver Enviornment with a 7-5, 6-4 victory beneath the lights.
They’re the primary wildcard staff to win the Australian Open males’s doubles title within the skilled period.

“What per week! It was a brilliant robust match however an excellent week throughout,” mentioned Kokkinakis, who claimed his first ATP title at Adelaide earlier than the Australian Open.
“Nick, I like you brother. Man, I can actually say we didn’t count on to even come near this, however with the assistance of you guys (the gang) all week, it was unbelievable. The protection we bought and the assist for us, we couldn’t ask for something extra.”
A backhand from Kokkinakis sealed the primary break of the match within the eleventh sport and the duo closed out the opening set on their service sport because the followers imitated Cristiano Ronaldo’s well-known “Siuuu!” aim celebration to cheer the duo.
The duo took a 4-3 lead within the second set after breaking to like earlier than that they had a match level denied by their opponents at 5-4.

The pair lastly wrapped up the match on serve, with Kyrgios blasting two aces as they gained the competition in 95 minutes, finishing their fairytale run at Melbourne Park the place they surprised high seeds Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic of Croatia within the second spherical.
“This week has been a dream come true for me. I would not wanna do it with anybody else,” mentioned Kyrgios “I’m simply tremendous joyful. I do not even understand how we’re doing this, or what is going on on proper now to be brutally trustworthy.”
The pair, who thrilled followers all through the event with their entertaining play, are the primary all-Australian males’s doubles champions on the season’s opening slam since Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde triumphed in 1997.

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