Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis said at some point he and Nick Kyrgios will have to lose a match but Kyrgios had none of it and said that won't be happening. On Friday, Kokkinakis and Kyrgios made a winning start to their Indian Wells Masters doubles campaign as they defeated Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 7-5 1-6 10-2.
Kokkinakis and Kyrgios are unbeaten together in 2022 as they have seven wins and zero losses. Kokkinakis and Kyrgios became Grand Slam champion after winning this year's Australian Open. Kokkinakis said they were "definitely going to lose at some point", only to be interrupted by Kyrgios who replied: "No we're not." "OK, sorry," Kokkinakis said with a laugh.
Kokkinakis and Kyrgios to play in more big events
Kyrgios doesn't plan on playing the French Open and he also won't play Wimbledon doubles because of the best-of-five-sets format. Kyrgios suggested he and Kokkinakis will team up at the US Open and jokingly said the ATP Finals.
Even though Kokkinakis and Kyrgios won't play much this year, they are the No. 1 team on the Race to Turin list with 2.000 points. A strong run in Indian Wells or the US Open could book an ATP Finals ticket for Kyrgios and Kokkinakis.
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis might play in just around five events this year and still make the ATP Finals. "I'm not playing the French, and I'm not playing Wimby (Wimbledon) doubles. Maybe just US (Open) and then (ATP) Finals," Kyrgios revealed.
Recently, Kyrgios revealed he does his best when he is playing alongside Kokkinakis. "When it's not about me, I tend to do a little better. With me, I might go out to the pub first or not fight as hard, but when I'm with Thanasi, he knows that when I'm on the doubles court, I'll do everything I can," Kyrgios told 7News.