Kyrgios and Kokkinakis end their “special Ks” show with a doubles victory

The Australian Open’s “Special Ks” show ends at a high after Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis defeat their compatriots Max Purcell and Matt Ebden in the men’s doubles final on Saturday to win their first major title. Did.

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, nicknamed “Special K” as juniors, entertained the Rod Laver Arena spectators with a 7-5 6-4 victory under the lights.

They are the first wildcard team to win the Australian Open Men’s Doubles title during their professional days.

“What a week! Kokkinakis, who won the first ATP title in Adelaide before the Australian Open, said:

“Nick, I love your brother. Man, I honestly didn’t expect to get close to this, but with the help of you (the crowd) all week, it was incredible. The coverage we got and the support we got, we couldn’t ask for anything more. “

The duo concludes the opening set of the service game as Kokkinakis’ backhand seals the first break in the 11th game and fans imitate Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous “Shiu!”. Celebration of the goal to support the duo.

The duo took a 4-3 lead in the second set after falling in love before the match points were rejected by their opponents 5-4.

The pair finally closed the match with a serve, with Kyrgios, who won the contest in 95 minutes, blasting two aces and finishing a fairytale run in Melbourne Park, with top-seeded Matepavic and Nicola in Croatia in the second round. Surprised Mektic.

“This week was a dream come true for me. I don’t want to do it with others,” Kyrgios said. “I’m very happy. I don’t know how we’re doing this, or cruelly honestly, what’s happening right now.”

Entertaining fans throughout the tournament, the pair became the first All-Australian Men’s Doubles Champion in the season opener since Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde won in 1997.