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Kyrgios bulks American summer schedule with wild card entry into Cincinnati

Already entered into this week’s Atlanta Open and next week’s Citi Open, Kyrgios has added a third tournament to the U.S. summer swing ahead of the US Open

Nick Kyrgios at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in 2018 Nick Kyrgios at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in 2018 Image Credit: Zuma / Panoramic

Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios has taken a wild card into the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati next month.

The Australian will be making his sixth appearance in the tournament, first since 2019, and has been the runner-up in 2017.

With his current ranking being No 47 (No 45 when the entry list was announced last week), Kyrgios was ranked just outside the cut-off for the tournament, which has attracted all the top 41 ranked men in the world.

Kyrgios is competing in this week’s Atlanta Open and is scheduled to play in next week’s Citi Open in Washington DC. He is also on the alternate list at the National Bank Open in Montreal.

The Australian is enjoying a renaissance in 2022, reaching his first Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon and compiling a 21-7 record on the tour. He also won the Australian Open doubles title with his countryman Thanasi Kokkinakis in January.

Kyrgios/ Koskkinakis begin with win in Atlanta

Kyrgios is scheduled to play his first round singles match in Atlanta on Tuesday evening against qualifier Peter Gojowzyk. But the Aussie was on court on Monday in doubles action with partner Kokkinakis.

The second seeded duo kicked off their doubles campaign in Atlanta with a first round win over French duo Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6, 6-3 in one hour and 25 minutes to move into the quarter-finals. With the win, the Aussie improved to 11-2 for the season.

Kokkinakis is also playing singles this week in Atlanta and plays his first round match on Tuesday as well against wild card Andres Martin.

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