Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios revealed he was ecstatic to make the doubles final with Thanasi Kokkinakis, saying it was the best experience of his Tour.
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis started their Australian Open journey as wildcard entries. Fast-forward to today and they are in the doubles final after beating third-seeded Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 7-6 (4) 6-4. They also beat No. 1 seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic.
They play fellow countrymen Matt Ebden and Max Purcell for the title and bragging rights. It is set to be a great match, and one that will be fiercely contested.
Kyrgios revealed that he was ecstatic to make the doubles final, and gave his thoughts on his opponents and the match ahead.
“I’ve played a lot of singles matches around the globe, but this week with Thanasi in front of these crowds, nothing beats this,” he said after the match, as quoted by Tennis World USA.
“They (Ebden and Purcell) are both good doubles players and they are obviously playing well, I’m looking forward to it. It’s great to see so many Aussies doing well this week.”
For the sport
“My goal is to only bring new fans who might not be following tennis, to watch tennis,” the 26-year-old continued.
“If they watch Thanasi and I play, but know nothing about tennis, they’ll want to watch next time and that’s what I want to bring.
“I think I played pretty good tennis in the past. I’ve beaten pretty much every player that’s picked up a racquet. I’ve obviously had to play a certain level of tennis. It’s not like I’m going out there putting on a clown suit and creating a circus.”
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