Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios will rekindle their bromance by enjoying a follow match earlier than the Australian Open, giving the latter an opportunity to stretch his legs earlier than the 12 months’s first Grand Slam.
Kyrgios, ranked twenty second on the earth and runner-up ultimately 12 months’s Wimbledon, has not performed since October. He missed the United Cup and likewise pulled out of warm-up tournaments because of an ankle damage.
Australian Open organisers mentioned “tennis’ most well-known frenemies” will play one another at Rod Laver Area on Friday.
Djokovic had mentioned final week that he had mentioned enjoying a follow match with Kyrgios, including that the Australian wished shorter units.
The pair had been as soon as at loggerheads and had a frosty relationship when Kyrgios labelled Djokovic “boneheaded” and a “software”.
However Kyrgios defended the Serbian when he was detained after which deported forward of final 12 months’s Australian Open, resulting in an sudden friendship blossoming between the 2 forward of the Wimbledon remaining the place Djokovic gained in 4 units.