Kyrgios & Kokkinakis qualify for 2022 ATP Finals despite injury uncertainty

Kyrgios & Kokkinakis qualify for 2022 ATP Finals despite injury uncertainty

by Zachary Wimer

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First Grand Slam doubles champions on the ATP Tour in 2022, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis qualified for the 2022 ATP Finals in Turin.

Similar to Novak Djokovic in singles, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis didn't need to finish in Top 8 of the ATP Race to Turin since they lifted a Grand Slam title this year. The Grand Slam champion rule, which states that if a current-year Grand Slam-winning pair is ranked between eighth and twenty in the ATP Doubles Team Rankings following the Paris Masters, that team qualifies for Turin in eighth place, guarantees the Australians a slot.

The Special K's will compete in the year-end championships since they are guaranteed a Top 20 finish and cannot be overtaken by Wimbledon champions Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell.

They will be join a strong doubles field at the 2022 ATP Finals tha currently features Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski, Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury, Marcelo Arevalo/Jean-Julien Rojer and Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic.

However, it's not sure if Kyrgios and Kokkinakis will travel to Italy since the 2022 Wimbledon finalist withdrew from events in Basel and Paris as he struggles with an injury. Moreover, Kyrgios is not part of the Australian Davis Cup team and so there are plenty of hints that the Australian duo may miss a year-end event.


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