Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic will face off in a singles match at the Kooyong Classic. Tomic will also play the mixed doubles with his sister Sara. Kyrgios just played two matches at the Brisbane International, losing to the Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the second round.
Both will try to get match play in their legs before the first calendar Grand Slam of the year comes around. The Tournament Director Peter Johnston said: "For both guys, it's their last competitive match before next week's Australian Open, so their focus will be on making sure their games are ready."
In October Kyrgios had praised Tomic who was coming from winning the Chengdu Open. "He’s more than capable of winning these events. He has great talent. He had a good week, last week. If he is back on track and starts winning tournaments like he did last week, it would be idiotic not to take him into Davis Cup.
He’s competed at the top level for how many years it’s been. We have a lot of depth. If Bernard is doing well, we should all be happy for him as another person we could choose to play – it would be great for Australian tennis."
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