Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis Win Their First Ever Grand Slam Title in Australian Open 2022

Published 01/29/2022, 8:52 AM EST

Today, Ashleigh Barty won her first-ever Australian Open on her home soil by beating Danielle Collins in the final. In another final, the team of Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis beat the pair of Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell. It was an all Australian final, so either way, it was going to be a great day for Australia.

The pair of Kyrgios and Kokkinakis has been a big surprise for many. It was shocking for everyone when they beat the Croatian pair and the number one seed, Nikola Mektic, and Mate Pavic, in the second round. Since then, their journey has been amazing.

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At the same time, Ebden and Purcell caused a massive upset in the semi-final when they beat the no.2 seed, Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. The final was entertaining, to say the least. However, the crowd was mostly in favor of Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, the double K’s, even though it was an all-Aussie final. 

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are the champions

Both Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis served really well in the match as they took the first set by 7-5. The second set was also really tight, but the double K’s won it by 6-4 to win the Australian Open. The match lasted around 1 hour and 35 minutes and it was full of entertainment.

However, the match didn’t have too much drama as all four players were really focused during the whole match.

The boys became men

Apart from Matthew Ebden, no other player in this match had played a Grand Slam final before. Ebden won the Australian Open mixed doubles trophy back in 2013.

Interestingly, this is not the first time Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis played together. They have been playing doubles since their junior days. In 2013, they reached 3 Grand Slam junior finals and won one boys’ doubles tournament in Wimbledon.

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Since then, this is the first time they won together something, and that too a Grand Slam title. Both of these players are incredibly talented in their own right, but their singles career hasn’t been great. However, winning this doubles title may take their career in a new direction. 

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Can Nick and Kyrgios win more titles in the future? Let us know in the comments.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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