Nick Kyrgios, Thanasi Kokkinakis win opening doubles match in Indian Wells

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Australian Open champions Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have made a triumphant return to the court as a doubles pairing at Indian Wells.

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis — who became one of the stories of January's Australian Open with their doubles win — defeated Brazil's Marcelo Melo and Croatian Ivan Dodig 7-5, 1-6, 10-2 in the first round.

The Australians were given a wildcard into the men's doubles draw in Indian Wells.

They play US wildcard duo John Isner and Jack Sock — both former top-10 singles players — in the second round.

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