Thanasi Kokkinakis on winning the AO with Nick Kyrgios: It’s f****** nuts

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Thanasi Kokkinakis on winning the AO with Nick Kyrgios: It’s f****** nuts

Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis admitted he and Nick Kyrgios didn’t expect to win the Australian Open. Kokkinakis and Kyrgios, who received a wildcard into the Australian Open, beat Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell 7-5 6-4 to win their first Grand Slam title.

Kokkinakis and Kyrgios have been close friends for years but not in their wildest dreams they expected to win the doubles title at Melbourne Park. “To be a Grand Slam champion with my boy, we have known each other since we were eight, nine years old, done some serious things together, have had some serious experiences, but this is incredible.

We didn't expect this at all,” Kokkinakis said.

Kyrgios thrilled to win with Kokkinakis

Kyrgios is a six-time ATP champion in singles, while Kokkinakis captured his maiden ATP title this month in Adelaide. “I have won some big titles around the world, played some amazing matches.

This one ranks one for me,” Kyrgios said in their post-match press conference. Kyrgios said winning the Australian Open is a memory that he and Kokkinakis will never forget. “I owe it to Kokk, the way he came out this summer and won that tournament, and I'm not gonna ruin like -- we don't know how many Oz Opens we're going to play in the future due to injury or just deciding not to play,” Kyrgios exclaimed.

“There was too much on it to do everything I could to play and play well, and look what happened. This is a memory that we are never going to forget. We are going to grow old, and we're always going to, Remember that time we rolled off the couch and just won Oz Open? Honestly”.

Kokkinakis had a short but an honest reaction to Kyrgios’ comments. “It’s f****** nuts,” Kokkinakis added. It should be noted that Kokkinakis and Kyrgios beat top-seeded Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic en route to winning the Australian Open.