The iconic Aussie duo of Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios combined to take on Lloyd Harris and Julian Knowle, winning in straight sets 6-2 6-4.
A quiet arena isn’t normally what Kyrgios and Kokkinakis would prefer to play under, but as the state went into stage-four lockdown, the pair had no choice. Nevertheless, the two performed very strong together.
It didn’t help the two Australians coming in late to the match, receiving a code violation and disappointing looks from the umpire.
Despite this, they came out swinging. Kokkinakis and Kyrgios were helped by a poor service start from Harris and Knowle, who at the end of the first set had 6 double faults.
Gaining a double break point lead, it was a clear road to a first set victory. The first set wasn’t without a few trademark style shots from Kyrgios, who got to show them again after a disappointing exit to Dominic Thiem last night.
As the two entered the second set, their Austrian and South African opponents came in just as hard. The two pressured the Australians, but again were no match for the expert returns delivered by Kyrgios.
Kokkinakis and Kyrgios managed to claim a break point, holding their lead until the end of the second set. The Greek Australians wrapped the match up after only 62 minutes, winning 6-2 6-4.