Kokkinakis and Thompson surge into Brisbane final
The Australian wildcard pairing have already knocked out the top seeds at the Brisbane International.
Australian pairing Thanasi Kokkinakis and Jordan Thompson have surged into the Brisbane International men’s doubles final.
The wildcard duo have already toppled the top seeds in Brisbane but dominated proceedings to defeat Daniel Nestor and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3 6-1 on Saturday.
“It’s pretty crazy,” said an ecstatic Kokkinakis. “It’s unbelievable to be in the final, back at this level after 15 brutal months off with injury.”
Ferocious forehands from the home duo stole a crucial break at 4-3 before Kokkinakis served out a clinical first set to love.
By winning the net duels, they broke immediately to gain a 2-0 lead following another Kokkinakis hold to love.
Forehand return winners from both players chalked up another break before Thompson fended off two break points to build a 4-0 advantage to cruise to a memorable victory.
Sam Querrey and Gilles Muller will attempt to stop the home favourites in the trophy showdown on Sunday.
“Sam beat Novak (Djokovic) at Wimbledon last year, it will be tough. They are big guys, with big serves. They’re two monsters,” joked Thompson.
The duo have been handed singles wildcards for the Apia International Sydney next week and have been drawn to face each other in the first round.