Nick Kyrgios left Thanasi Kokkinakis rather embarrassed when he said his doubles partner was more worried about talking about the girls than the tactical side of their game today.
The two Australians, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, qualified for the second round of the Australian Open in doubles with a straight set win over Lloyd Harris and Julian Knowle, 6-2 6-4.
But it was the couple’s press conference and their ever-growing bromance that may have stolen the show today after Kyrgios, who is currently in a relationship, revealed that Kokkinakis has been busy talking about girls the entire game. .
Clearly caught off guard by the comments, Kokkinakis was forced to deny the allegations as Kyrgios continued to mock his teammate.
The hilarious exchange began when the pair were asked if their conversation between the points was about match tactics or just general jokes.
Kokkinakis: Tactical, maybe one percent?
Kyrgios: I don’t know, there was actually a bit of discussion there.
Kokkinakis: Maybe a little, but it was definitely more garbage.
Kyrgios: Well, I’m a stuck man, so he talks to me about girls most of the time.
Kokkinakis: He just threw me under the bus right here. But that’s not true, we were just having fun.
The journalist asks: Has anything changed since the Tsitsipas match? Any development for you [Kokkinakis]?
Kyrgios: His direct messages.
Kokkinakis: This guy [Kyrgios], Everytime!
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis face fourth seed Wesley Koolhof and Lukasz Kubot in the second round.