Special Ks aim to defend their maiden major.
By Alberto Amalfi | Wednesday, January 4, 2023

The Special Ks will be back to make Melbourne magic.

Thanasi Kokkinakis confirmed he and buddy Nick Kyrgios will reprise their partnership and defend their Australian Open doubles title.

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The Australian Open starts on January 16th.

“We’ll be playing [at the Australian Open]. Doubles is a lot less taxing on the body and mentally it’s a bit easier as well,” Kokkinakis told the media.

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Last January, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis became the first All-Aussie men's doubles tandem to claim the Australian Open title since 1997. The Special Ks beat Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden 7-5, 6-4 for their first Grand Slam title.

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