Tomic, Kyrgios score big doubles win
Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios have claimed a huge scalp to reach the second round in doubles at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Combining in doubles this week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios have claimed a huge scalp to reach the second round.
The Aussie duo beat last week’s China Open champions Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock 7-6(3) 7-5.
Not only were Pospisil and Sock champions in Beijing last week, but in 2014 they also won the Wimbledon title, beating Bob and Mike Bryan in the final.
Kyrgios and Tomic – who combined previously at the US Open in 2014 – were big hits with the Shanghai crowds, using the rock-paper-scissors method to decide who would return serve in the sudden-death deuce format.
During a medical timeout, they practised their golf swings with their racquets.
“They’ve just come from winning (in Beijing), so it’s tough for them,” Tomic told Fairfax Media in Shanghai.
“They have to come here, they have two days (to prepare) and we’re serving good, so it’s tough for them. It’s not really doubles, it’s just serve.”
Kyrgios also noted the duo’s good play when they played together in New York last year.
“Moving forward in Davis Cup I think it’s an option,” he told Fairfax Media.
“Obviously (Tomic) returns well and he knows how to serve. That’s doubles these days: just serve and return.”