Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios are known as the Special K's. It's pretty self-explanatory why they are called that, as their surnames start with a K, but they're all called that also because of the magic they produced.
Last year in Australia, the two native players combined in the doubles to play an amazing event and win the trophy. It was a huge celebration of tennis because the crowd went wild in every match and both Kyrgios and Kokkinakis enjoyed it a lot.
That's how the Special K's were born, and they would prove a formidable doubles pairing later that year, even playing at the ATP Finals. This year, we saw the same thing happen as two native Australians, Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler, won the doubles trophy as well, and they will play at the ATP Finals, too.
As for the Special K's, we haven't seen them this year because Kyrgios has been injured. Fans are expecting a comeback from the Australian next year, and with Kokkinakis finding his best tennis again, we might see them again.
Thanasi Kokkinakis spoke to Australian media about the possibility of the Special K's making a grand entrance into the world of tennis, and he could see it happen.
If he’s healthy and we’re both healthy, we’re definitely in. He obviously had a tough year this year with some injuries. I know he’s hard rehabbing what he’s got going on. “’m hoping we can see him in the summer. If he’s healthy … we’ll definitely play.
One thing to note, though, is the careful tone with which Kokkinakis spoke. Let's hope the injuries for Kyrgios are over, but with the way Kokkinakis worded that, things are not looking great.