Nick Kyrgios is used to the red carpet treatment but the Aussie superstar and compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis have been gifted an “unheard of” privilege for their US Open round one clash on Tuesday (AEST).
Opening your tournament on the main court – in this case Arthur Ashe stadium – is an honour usually reserved for the defending champion, homegrown heroes and the world No 1, at least in the early rounds.
But the duo better known as the Special K’s will face off on the main stage at 10:15am AEST on Tuesday (today).
Kyrgios on Arthur Ashe is a testament to just how much of a draw card he is, not only in New York, but globally.
“New York is a place that he loves – the atmosphere, the people. He’s such a big show that he’s opening the coverage on day one on Arthur Ashe Arena, with their main night match,” Todd Woodbridge said on Nine’s Today.
“Two Aussies opening up the US…