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Australian Open champions Kyrgios, Kokkinakis kick off US Open campaign with three-set win
The close friends, who partnered to win the Australian Open men’s doubles title in January, will face Nishioka/Goransson in the second round of the US Open
The Australian duo, who had squared off in the first round of the singles draw – a match won by Kyrgios – came from a set down to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and two minutes on Louis Armstrong Stadium.
With the win, the Aussie duo improved to 16-3 for the season as a team, winning titles in Melbourne and Atlanta, and also reaching the semi-finals in Miami.
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, the No 8 seeds in the draw this fortnight, will next meet Yoshihito Nishioka/Andre Goransson in the second round.
Kyrgios is also still alive in the singles draw, where he will meet American J.J. Wolf in the third round on Friday evening.