Nick Kyrgios has dropped a hint that he might be playing doubles with Novak Djokovic at the Indian Wells Masters. This year, Djokovic was not allowed to travel to the United States for the US Open and three US Masters events: Indian Wells, Miami and Cincinnati.
If US authorities change their vaccine policy and allow unvaccinated foreigners into the country, Djokovic could return to Indian Wells and other tournaments in the US by answering a fan question through his history of Instagram, Kyrgios wrote: «If Novak is allowed in the US, we will play doubles in Indian Wells, are you ready?»
Novak Djokovic × Nick Kyrgios in Indian Wells? 👀 pic.twitter.com/Llnaq6hrHv — Mario Boccardi (@marioboc17) December 27, 2022
Kyrgios, Djokovic have a bromance going
In the past, Kyrgios and Djokovic were not close at all.
But at the start of the 2022 season, Kyrgios was one of the first and most vocal players to come to Djokovic’s support during the Australia visa saga. That moment completely changed their relationship and since then, Kyrgios and Djokovic have become friends in some way.
Also, the Djokovic family was extremely grateful to Kyrgios for having the courage to support Djokovic when it seemed like the whole world was against him. «I want to bring Nick Kyrgios to Belgrade, to thank him for supporting Novak, Belgrade and Serbia.
He’s a cheerleader, doesn’t mince words, and will always express his opinion, whatever it may be. But above all, he is a serious athlete and tennis player. I hope he comes to the Serbian Open before he finishes his tennis career, Djordje Djokovic said earlier this year.
In the summer, Kyrgios made his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon. Kyrgios played very well throughout the Wimbledon final, but Djokovic found a way to beat the Australian in four sets. After the final, Djokovic encouraged Kyrgios to keep his head up and that he would eventually become a Grand Slam champion. Whether Kyrgios and Djokovic will actually play doubles together in 2023 remains to be seen.