Nick Kyrgios: I was ready to go, Thanasi Kokkinakis calmed me down

Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic's coach threatened to hit Kyrgios in the gym.

by Dzevad Mesic
Nick Kyrgios: I was ready to go, Thanasi Kokkinakis calmed me down

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios said he was ready to fight the coach and trainer of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic but Thanasi Kokkinakis stepped in and didn't let it escalate. "I was ready to go, Thanasi calmed me down.

He was threatening to hit me, it was pretty full on," Kyrgios said on the Kyle and Jackie O Show, according to The Daily Mail. After Kyrgios and Kokkinakis beat No. 1 seeds Mektic and Pavic in the Australian Open second round, Kyrgios tweeted: "Just letting you know after yesterday's chop fest in doubles my opponents coach and trainer proceeded to threaten to fight in the players' gym.

Tennis is a soft soft sport, all because I moved and hit them with a tennis ball." Kokkinakis responded to the tweet: "That was crazy!! Mans thought it was UFC."

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis put up a show

The Australian crowd absolutely enjoyed watching every match Kyrgios and Kokkinakis played at Melbourne Park.

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis made sure the Australian Open doubles title stayed in Australia as they captured their maiden Grand Slam title. "Sport and entertainment are one at the moment, The NBA and NFL is entertainment for hours," Kyrgios said.

"But I still think I play an amazing level of tennis, I've beaten Novak, Nadal and Federer, all those guys." Kyrgios claims he is very chilled and quiet off the court. "I'm very chilled, very quiet off the court,' Kyrgios said.

"On the court I turn into a different Nick, I become something wild. "People who meet me in a bar or the shopping mall say I'm normal, I just put it on for you." Kyrgios stood up for Djokovic while the Serb was detained in Australia.

"I've been speaking to Novak a fair bit, he reached out after I stood up for him,' Kyrgios said. "I would've stood up for anyone but he reached out, he just wanted more understanding at the time. "He knew it was coming but thought we were taking our anger out on him."

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