Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis secure Atlanta Open doubles final

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis were forced to abandon their semifinal match yesterday but they stepped out early today to finish off the job winning 6-4 6-7(7) 10-2.

Kyrgios opted not to play the singles due to an apparent injury but he chose to continue playing the doubles with Kokkinakis leaving many fans confused. Kokkinakis on the other hand got beaten by a wild card in round one so they both focused mainly on the doubles. As in Australia, they were quite dominant in Atlanta too making their way comfortably into the semifinal.

There they faced natives Ram and Sock and it was a proper battle between the two solid pairings. The match resumed at 1-1 and the opening set concluded with Kyrgios and Kokkinakis winning 6-4. They dominated on their serve dropping only a handful of points but even so, Sock and Ram had a break point. They failed to use it and the Aussie took it.

The 2nd set was a very interesting one as well because both pairings had plenty of chances but neither were able to find the breakthrough. Sock and Ram saved all five they faced with Kyrgios and Kokkinakis saving three. In the tiebreak, it was Sock and Ram that had a 4-1 lead but Kyrgios and Kokkinakis were able to battle back.

Eventually, after saving a match point, the Americans took it 11-9. The match tiebreak was a no contest because the Aussie dominated from start to finish. It was 10-2. They will contest the final later today.

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