Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are through to the quarterfinals of the men’s doubles after defeating 15th seeds Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar, 6-4 4-6 6-4

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The Special K’s show rolls on

The Australians took down 15th seeds Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 inside a packed Kia Arena.

At one set apiece, the third and final set the Australian team got a break of serve in the fifth game.

Later at 5-4, Kyrgios served for the match, before Kokkinakis finalised the victory with a brilliant backhand volley at the net that sent the masses into a frenzy.

The bromance was on display as Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis booked their spot in the quarterfinals

Michael Venus and Tim Puetz will face the Greek Australian boys next up.

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The two Boys are entertainers, how many sold-out 3rd round double matches these days as the KIA stadium packed in with 5000 people.

“Oh man, it’s been pretty easy,” Kyrgios laughed in another entertaining on-court interview when asked about was it hard picking apart two of the world’s best doubles pairs inside three days?
Kokkinis, unsurprisingly, spoke with a touch more seriousness.

“I’ve known the big fella since he was a chubby kid from Canberra. He’s slim and looks good now,” Kokkinakis said.
“Tell Craig (AO boss Craig Tiley) to keep scheduling us here, this atmosphere is nuts.”
That atmosphere was almost like a third player on the court. Kyrgios controlled the volume and cranked it to the max on breakpoints.


A few days ago In what was an upset second-round result, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis defeated the Croatian pairing 7-6 (10-8), 6-3. which resulted in an altercation in the locker room.