Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios could play doubles together in 2023 in what will be the next step of their friendship. The Serb, last January, was rejected at the border by the Australian Border Force in Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport for a visa problem and spent several days at the Park Hotel in Melbourne, a dilapidated structure that the Australian government uses to host groups of migrants and asylum seekers.
Djokovic was ultimately unable to take part in the Australian Open due to the decision made directly by the then Minister of Immigration Alex Hawke. Surprisingly, one of the few players to take the side of the 21-time Grand Slam champion was Kyrgios.
“Premier Hawke said he is a threat to our borders. He is not, however. He’s only here to play tennis, he doesn’t bother anyone. I think the way the Djokovic affair was handled was wrong. Despite all the headlines, he is still one of our greatest champions and, in the end, he is human. We have to do better,” said the Australian on Media Day of the Australian Open.
A gesture that Djokovic appreciated more than anything else and that prompted him to thank Kyrgios personally.
Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios could play doubles together in 2023
From that moment on, the two began to talk often through their respective social profiles and at Wimbledon they officially started a new and fun friendship.
Djokovic in fact sent several messages to Kyrgios before the Championships final and during the closing ceremony he explained: “Nick, you will return to play a Grand Slam final, I’m sure. You are a great athlete and a fantastic tennis player. I didn’t think I’d say such nice things about you. Ours is officially a bromance.”
The dream of seeing Djokovic and Kyrgios play together in doubles could soon come true. The Australian posted a very interesting story by answering a question from a fan.
“Novak and I will have a rematch in his country next year. You are not ready.”
The Serbian press confirmed this indiscretion, because the organizers of the Serbia Open are in talks with the Canberra native. In addition to competing in singles, the Serbian and Australian could therefore also play the doubles tournament together. It should be noted that in 2023 the tournament will not be played in Belgrade but in Banja Luka. Kyrgios also confirmed his participation in the ATP Finals in Turin, where he will team up with his friend Thanasi Kokkiankis.