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Western & Southern Open : The Two Tennis Special K’s

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Nick Kyrgios

The two tennis Special K’s made a return to the courts in Cincinnati and they didn’t miss a beat.

Jumping out to an early lead Kyrgios and Kokkinakis kept applying heavy pressure on their opponents and the Italian kept crumbling.

The Australians were rolling early and it only got better. One more break and then another and we finished with a first set bagel.

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The 2nd set was fairly similar but this time around the Italian was ere able to save the majority of break points they faced.

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It wasn’t an easy task but they were able to hold their own for the better part of the set despite the Aussie playing much better.

Eventually, the Special K’s got the break they needed and finished off the match 6-4.

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Kyrgios is now 9-0 ins his last nine doubles matches.

An old comment from Nick Kyrgios became a talking point on social media after Pablo Carreno Busta sealed his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title at the 2022 National Bank Open (Rogers Cup) on Sunday.

Carreno Busta stunned 8th seed Hubert Hurkacz to register a 3-6 6-3 6-3 win and clinch the hardcourt Masters title.

A couple of years ago, Kyrgios had suggested that Carreno Busta was just a clay specialist and said that the former Top 10 player wouldn’t even be close to the Top 50 in the ATP rankings without claycourt tournaments. The comment caused a rift between the two players that is still ongoing.

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Tennis fans recalled Kyrgios’ old dig after the Spaniard won his biggest ATP title to date.

One fan said that, on similar lines, Kyrgios himself would never have been successful if tennis was played only on claycourts, given the Australian player’s record on the surface.

“If only clay existed, no one would have ever heard of Kyrgios,” said a post on Twitter.

Doesn’t even make sense cause hard courts are his best surface,” wrote another fan on Kyrgios’ comment.

While tennis fans recalled previous comments by Kyrgios, the Australian player himself reacted in light of Carreno Busta’s Canadian Open win.

Kyrgios expressed that he is not worried at all as he still holds a superior head-to-head record against the Spaniard.

“Nah I’m good, our head to head is a laugh,” Kyrgios said, reacting to the tweet that reminded fans of his old comment.

The former World No.13 has won all three matches played against Carreno Busta on the ATP tour.

His latest victory came in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Halle Open. Both Men will now shift their attention to the Western & Southern Open, which begins this week in Cincinnati.

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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