Nick Kyrgios has an innate gift, and it’s not just tennis: creating bromances on the men’s circuit seems to be a superpower of his. He started with compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis, with whom he won the Australian Open doubles tournament and with whom he reached the ATP Doubles Finals in Turin.
Novak Djokovic followed, with whom he went from hate to love: after some hurtful statements to true praise of love, at the 2021 Australian Open, so problematic for the Serb, the Australian took both defenses; a bromance that culminated in the Wimbledon final, won by the Belgrade tennis player, and that continued on social media.
For the series, however, «new developments», it is now the turn of Rune Holger. As with Djokovic, in a proposal also posted on Instagram, Kyrgios would like to play a doubles tournament with the Dane. «Whenever Holger wants, I’m ready.
Maybe even at the end of the year in a minor tournament. I’m sure we would love to play together. We could be a good doubles pair. So we’ll see. I could ask him,» Nick Kyrgios said in an interview with BT An Ideal Doubles Pairing, noting the Wimbledon finalist’s praise of the Paris-Bercy 1000 winner in the same interview: «Holger’s potential is incredible, so much so that he could win several Grand Slam tournaments during his career.
It could be important for tennis». It is not yet known which tournament this unprecedented pairing of doubles will host: the only clue he gives, from the Australian himself, is that it could take place in a minor tournament, such as a 250 or a 500. .
One showdown seems certain, however: Holger Rune and Nick Kyrgios will collide in an exhibition match at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena on May 24 in the Energi Danmark Champions Battle, BT reported. Nick Kyrgios is recovering from knee surgery he underwent last month, an injury that prevented him from playing the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open.
Rune expresses her concern
Holger Rune raised concerns about a nagging wrist injury that forced him to withdraw from the ABN AMRO Open. «I’ll have to look into it. I have to check it again, because of course it shouldn’t hurt when you’re my age,» Rune told TV 2 Sport.
«I played with some pain, but today it hurt more and more as the game progressed, and at the end it hurt too much. I tried every possible method to make it work,» he said.