Already before the final in the double of the gentlemen, it was clear that the title would go to a team from Down Under, as all the finalists were Australians – last time it had given something in 1980. But the question was: win the “Rampensäu” Kyrgios / Kokkinakis or the not quite extroverted Matthew Ebgen and Max Purcell.
After two sentences was clear: Kyrgios / Kokkinkais decided the duel with 7: 5, 6: 4 and wrote tennis history: for the first time in the Open Era, a double won the Australian Open, which only participated thanks to a wildcard at the tournament. Sporty to the duo in the sentence one break and one in the passage of two.
For Kyrgios and Kokkinakis it was the round conclusion of an incredible journey, of which the duo was probably not convinced at the beginning. “I’m happy and do not know what to say,” the otherwise rarely said a word embarrassed Kyrgios, for which “a dream was perceived”.
So ladies, let’s go.
For joking was the 26-year-old who had previously tinted fully tinted to win the tournament, then too mute. So Kyrgios tried as a coupler. “I know that this big boy will be on the road tonight,” he says, Tapped Kokkinakis to the shoulder and supplemented: “So ladies, let’s go.” This caused serenity on the Court and the grandstands – and was significant for this duo, which was only flown in Melbourne’s hearts of numerous fans.
When Kyrgios and Kokkinakis stood on the square, then it was often shrill and loud. Then racquets were smashed, referee-bubbles, fans biled and opponents with provocative cheering. Not everyone likes that, so did not criticize the German double specialist Tim Pütz, who had failed in the quarter-finals with his New Zealand partner Michael Venus at the Australian “Duo Infernale”, Kyrgios, whose subsequent of the opponents “just was just unsportsmanlich”.
Australian Happy End to Sklat
It was also an action by Kyrgios, which in the match against Pütz / Venus well and would like to be disqualified. A Kokkinakis premium brushed the net, which was signaled loud and clearly from the impartial Eva Asderaki-Moore. The match was interrupted, Venus slightly chipped the ball back and Kyrgios sat down with frustration in the stomach to the butterflies. He drap the ball so strong that bounced off the ground, then flew on the tribune and met a nine-year-old boy in the audience, who cried.
Kygrios had certainly not intentionally traded, apologized immediately to the affected child and a thug away. Also, Kyrgios was to see that the scene had taken him emotionally. “I’m glad he’s ok,” said the tennis professional after the match the TV channel “Channel 9” facilitates, but also knowing that he himself had come with a blue eye. “I saw the ball looked at the child and thought: ‘Oh no, I will be disqualified.'”
His fear was certainly not unfounded, because in the past had certainly been carried out hard with such scenes – Tim Henman, who had met a ball girl in Wimbledon in 1995, Denis Shapovalov, who met the chair referee Arnaud Gabas, or Novak in Davis Cup in 2017, or Novak Djokovic (US Open 2020) just know that too well. This time it ran differently. There was no penalty, let alone disqualification, the show continued and at the end had her Australian Happy End.