Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis through to men’s doubles semifinals, Special K’s, video, highlights, Kyrgios rant, Miami Open


Just hours after both being eliminated from men’s singles at the Miami Open, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis put their respective frustrations aside and booked a spot in the men’s doubles semi-finals after beating the heads of series No. 3 in two sets.

The Special K swept Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers 7-5, 6-2 and will now await the winner of the clash between Rajeev Ram and second-seeded Joe Salisbury or wildcard duo John Isner and Hubart Hurkacz.

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It was a standout year for Kyrgios and Kokkinakis as they won the Australian Open men’s doubles and brought a raucous atmosphere to every clash that often drew the ire of their opponents.

The duo haven’t quite had the same celebratory vibe after each of their moves in Miami, but they’re still enjoying similar success as their latest win takes their 2022 record to 9-1.


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To play a match so soon after what could only be described as another tantrum could have been disastrous for Kyrgios.

But there must be something about playing with his good pal that brings out the best in him.

There was a moment towards the end of the game when Kyrgios even walked away like he had scored halfway through a football match.

With Granollers and Zeballos serving tied at 4-2 in the final set, Kyrgios produced a stunning lob with plenty of topspin that dropped just short of the baseline.

Kyrgios raced to his seat with a beaming smile as Kokkinakis gave him a celebratory high-five.

It was definitely a better end to the day for the Canberra native than it could have been after he imploded in his fourth-round singles match against Italian Jannik Sinner.

As a rally started at 4-4 in the first set, the referee’s walkie-talkie went off, prompting Kyrgios to proclaim that the official “should be sent on the spot”.

“It’s embarrassing,” Kyrgios said.

“Get a new group of referees, these guys don’t know how to do shitty walkie-talkies.”

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