Nick Kyrgios has an innate gift and it’s not just tennis: creating bromances on the men’s circuit seems to be a superpower of his. He started with compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis, with whom he won the Australian Open doubles tournament and with whom he reached the ATP Finals in doubles in Turin.
Novak Djokovic followed, with whom he went from hate to love: after some hurtful statements to true praise of love, at the 2021 Australian Open, so problematic for the Serb, the Australian took both defenses; a bromance that culminated in the Wimbledon final, won by the Belgrade tennis player, and that continued on social media.
For the series, however, “new developments”, it is now the turn of Holger Rune. As with Djokovic, in a proposal also released on Instagram, Kyrgios would like to play a doubles tournament with the Dane. “Whenever Holger wants, I’m ready.
Maybe even at the end of the year in a minor tournament. I’m sure we’d love to play together. We could be a good doubles pairing. So we’ll see. I might ask him,” said Nick Kyrgios in an interview with B.T. An ideal doubles pairing, noting the Wimbledon finalist’s praise of the Paris-Bercy 1000 winner in the same interview: “Holger’s potential is incredible, both that he could win several Grand Slam tournaments during his career.
It could be important for tennis”. It is not yet known which tournament will host this unprecedented doubles pairing: the only clue given, by the Australian himself, is that it could take place in a minor tournament, such as a 250 or a 500.
One showdown, however, seems certain: Holger Rune and Nick Kyrgios will collide in an exhibition match at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena on May 24 in the Energi Danmark Champions Battle, as reported by B.T. Nick Kyrgios is recovering from knee surgery he underwent last month, an injury that prevented him from playing the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open.
Rune expresses his concern
Holger Rune expressed his concern over a persistent wrist injury that has forced him to retire from the ABN AMRO Open. “I’ll have to look into it. I have to get it checked again, because of course it shouldn’t continue to hurt when you’re my age,” said Rune to TV 2 Sport.
“I have played through some pain, but today it hurt more and more as the match progressed, and in the end it hurt too much. I tried all possible methods to make it work,” he expressed.