Thanasis Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios Extend Winning Run In Cincinnati
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Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios Extend Winning Run In Cincinnati Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios started their quest for a third title of the season with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini on Monday at the Western & Southern Open.
The Australians, who clinched the Australian Open crown in January, fired eight aces and saved the one break point they faced to advance after 60 minutes. Kokkinakis and Kyrgios have now won their past five matches after lifting the trophy in Atlanta at the start of August.
They will next face top seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in a popcorn second-round clash, aiming to improve on their 14-2 record in 2022.
In Davis cup news Nick Kyrgios is unavailable for Australia’s Davis Cup bid with plans to head home to be with his sick mum.
Kyrgios hasn’t played in the team event since 2019 and would have been a strong addition given his sparkling singles form plus grand slam-winning doubles combination with Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Team captain Lleyton Hewitt has still included Kokkinakis as a single option for the group stage, alongside Australia’s top-ranked player and world number 20 de Minaur.