Sport Tennis - Open from Australia: There will be four Australians in the final of the double gentlemen!

12:15  27 january  2022
12:15  27 january  2022 Source:   sport365.fr

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For the first time in forty-two years, the final of the double gentlemen will oppose Saturday two Australian teams. The title will be decided between Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinkis and their compatriots Mathew Ebden and Max Purcell. Since 1997, and the success of mythical Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, Australians have no longer registered their names.

The successors of Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek, the winners of the dual table of the last edition, will be Australians. It's already a certainty. Saturday, the final of double gentlemen will indeed oppose two Australian teams. After qualifying in a first time from Mathew Ebden and Max Purcell at the expense of the pair composed of Ram and Salisbury (victory 6-3, 7-6 of the also), Thanasi Kokkinkis and Nick Kyrgios, also present in the last square , engulfed in the breach open by their two compatriots by also imposing in two sets (7-6, 6-4), facing the Spaniards Granollers and Zeballos. for the first time since 1997 and the success of the legendary Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (Facing Lareau and O'Brien), Australia is therefore certain to reconnect with the success in Melbourne in a specialty that has long been that of the country . If Purcell, already, and Luke Saville, the latest Australian finalists, had already found themselves on the last march, in 2020 against Ram and Salisbury, they had remained at what nevertheless, after their dry defeat (6-4, 6 -2) Faced with these two players against whom Purcell, now associated with Ebden, took his revenge on Thursday. And with regard to Woodbridge and Patrick Rafter, if they had raised the trophy (in 2001 for the first and in 1999 for the second), they were not accompanied during their coronation by another Australian player (Woodbridge did Team with the Swedish Jonas Björkman, like rafter two years earlier).

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When Kyrgios lives each match like its last

The @tkokkinkis & @nickkyrgios show will have a final episode ????

they score a 7-6 (4) 6-4 Upset over no.3 seeds Granollers / Zeballos and Will Face Fellow also Matt Ebden / Max Purcell for The Title. #Asopen · # AO2022

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The last last one hundred percent in duplicate goes back to 1980. Mark Edmondson and Kim Warwick had then won this final players in front of another Australian pair composed of Peter McNamara and Paul McNamee.

Forty-two years later, the public of the Melbourne Park will therefore have the pleasure of seeing four of his representatives in fighting before his eyes for the trophy, Saturday in the final. A dream final for Australian spectators, especially as the boiling kyrgios and kokkinkis, who have not stopped doing the show since the kickoff of the fortnight but nevertheless drunk with happiness after their victory Thursday, do not Should not be bothered again to register the public. "This week has been crazy, I have the impression that every time I go on the ground, it's like it's my last day. We certainly did not expect to win as many games, so hope That we will continue to pull out the hank rabbit, "said" Crazy Nick "after his boyfriend and validated him Thursday their ticket for a first final in Grand Slam. Melbourne Park could not hope better.

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