Nick Kyrgios talks about new doubles partner for 2023

Nick Kyrgios talks about new doubles partner for 2023

by Evita Mueller

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Nick Kyrgios is the 2022 Australian Open doubles champion but also a person that likes to support young talented players.

Last year, the Australian lifted his first major in doubles with his good friend Thanasi Kokkinakis, but he has since played doubles also with Jack Sock. At the upcoming ATP 1000 event in Indian Wells, Kyrgios is set to team up with Novak Djokovic, if the Serbian is allowed to enter the country.

But in 2023, we may see Kyrgios to play also with someone else than his good friend Kokkinakis and 22-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic. The Australian is set to play an exhibition event with Holger Rune later this year, and he spoke about the young Dane highly in an interview with BT.

"Holger's potential is incredible, and it is big enough to win several grand slams during his career. It could be big for the sport of tennis. Holger is so entertaining to watch play. He has an incredible work ethic because he just loves the game." 

"But sometimes he might need some fun in his game, I think. And I think I would be able to bring that. He already has it all in place in terms of how he's going to do things, but maybe I could come up with a few other things."

During the same interview, Kyrgios also hinted that he may be teaming up with Rune in doubles in 2023, as he's ready to make the partnership happy and just awaits a green light from the young Dane.

"Whenever Holger wants, I'm ready. Maybe even later this year in a smaller tournament. I'm sure we would love to play together. We could be a pretty cool doubles pair. So let's see. Maybe I'll ask him."


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