Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have both qualified for the doubles event of the ATP Finals as Kyrgios made it clear that he feels he should have qualified well for the singles event. Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, who captured the Australian Open doubles title earlier this year, will finish between eighth and 20th in the Race To Turin standings.
With that, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis have sealed a doubles spot at the ATP Finals. In the Race to Turin singles list, Kyrgios is ranked 22nd with 1,870 points. However, it should be noted that Kyrgios, this year’s Wimbledon runner-up, would have 1,300 more points if the ATP had counted Wimbledon points.
“Should (sic) have been in singles too [but] no points at Wimbledon. First time in 53 years, but we won’t talk about it,» Kyrgios wrote on his Instagram story.
Kyrgios became a Grand Slam champion with his good friend
In the Australian Open doubles final, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis defeated Max Ebden and Max Purcell.
For both Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, it was their first Grand Slam title. «This week has been a dream come true for me. I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else. Max has been to the final twice, so he’s a great doubles player.»
Matty’s had a great run, so I’m super happy,» Kyrgios said after the final. After the two won the Australian Open, Kokkinakis admitted that they entered the tournament hoping to have fun and that they didn’t really expect to. win the title.
«Nick, I love you brother. I can honestly say we didn’t expect to come close to this, but with your help all week, [it has] been amazing. The coverage he had and the support for us, we couldn’t ask for anything more,» Kokkinakis said. The ATP Finals will take place between November 13-20.