Two straight majors for Harris and Kyrgios
Andrew Harris and Nick Kyrgios have backed up last month's French Open boys' doubles title by capturing the Wimbledon boys' event at the All England Club.
Nick Kyrgios and Andrew Harris have won their second junior Grand Slam title in a matter of weeks after claiming the boys’ doubles event at the Wimbledon Junior Championships in London on Sunday.
The fourth seeds defeated Italian duo Matteo Donati and Pietro Licciardi 6-2 6-4, adding to their French Open boys’ doubles title recorded in June.
On the way to the final the Australian pair posted straight set victories over Borna Coric (CRO) and Pedja Krstin (SRB), Gabriel Friedrich (BRA) and Daniel Santos (PER), Luke Bambridge (GBR) and Kaichi Uchida (JPN) before defeating sixth seeds Juan Ignacio Galaza and Mateo Nicolas Martinez from Argentina in the semis.
‘’It feels amazing to be able to back up the French [Open] and win at Wimbledon on a bigger stage. It was a great experience and we’re stoked,’’ said Harris.
‘’I was a bit more nervous here than at the French Open because we were playing on a bigger court but it sort of hit me when we came out and the whole crowd was clapping.”
“After the warm up and the first couple of games passed we focused on what we had to do out there and in the end we got the win,’’ added Kyrgios.
Kyrgios and Harris are the sixth Australian pair to win the boys’ doubles title at Wimbledon with Ben Elwood and Mark Philippoussis having last done so in 1994.
Kyrgios and Harris, along with Wimbledon boys’ singles finalist Luke Saville are part of the AIS Pro Tour Program which supports the transition of junior players into senior ranks. Athletes are offered world class coaching, comprehensive sports science and medical support.