It’s the warm-up match that’s got everyone talking ahead of next week’s Australian Open as Nick Kyrgios meets 21-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic on Friday night.
The exhibition match between last year’s Wimbledon finalists is Djokovic’s first back at Melbourne Park since his infamous deportation over his controversial Covid vaccine stance.
Friday night’s Rod Laver Arena clash remarkably sold out in just 58 minutes as fans flock to get their first look at Kyrgios this summer, after he controversially withdrew from warm up events in recent weeks citing an ankle injury.
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