Aussies in action: young guns hit Valencia
Exciting Aussie talents Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis are in action this week in Valencia as the ATP World Tour continues its European indoor swing.
Australian youngsters Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis will form a talented trio that tackles the Valencia Open this week.
Kokkinakis, the youngest of the group at 19 and ranked No.74, begun his campaign in the qualifying draw on the best possible note with a straight-sets win over Spaniard Albert Alcaraz Ivorra.
He needs to win two more qualifying matches to join his compatriots in the main draw.
Tomic is seeded third, and as a result enjoys a first-round bye.
In the second round, he will meet the winner of the battle of the Pablos – Uruguay’s Cuevas and Spain’s Carreno Busta.
Kyrgios, meanwhile, faces a qualifier first up for the chance to take on top seed David Ferrer in round two.
The Valencia Open is an ATP 250 event played on indoor hard courts.