Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis in major double Miami Open announcement

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have been handed a Miami Open wildcard as the race for the doubles ATP year-end No.1 heats up.

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis have helped bring huge crowds to the doubles competitions after winning the Australian Open dramatically.

The pair followed up their maiden Australian Open title with a round of 16 defeat to American giants Jack Sock and John Isner at Indian Wells last week.

The match was in front of a packed stadium, which had tennis fans praising the two Aussies' impact on the competition.

While it was known Kyrgios had been granted a wild card in singles, the doubles pairing have been included.

This boosts the pair's doubles ranking, with the Aussies sitting at the top of the year-end race with 2,090 points after only two tournaments.

Indian Wells conquerers, Sock and Isner, are in fourth.