Nick Kyrgios takes another jab at ATP for Wimbledon points decision
Nick Kyrgios has qualified for the ATP Finals in doubles alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis, and has taken aim at the ATP by suggesting he should be in contention to qualify in singles too.
The Australian duo have qualified by virtue of their Australian Open title in January in combination with their finishing inside the top 20 pairs on the tour in 2022. Moreover, fellow Aussies and Wimbledon champions Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell can no longer catch the ‘Special Ks’ to make use of the Slam exception.
“Should of (sic) been in singles as well [but] no points at Wimbledon,” Kyrgios wrote on his Instagram Story. “First time in 53 years but we won’t speak of that.”
The world number 22 famously reached the final of Wimbledon in July. But with the tournament stripped of ranking points, he missed out on 1,200 points. With a current tally of 1,870 points in the 2022 ATP race to qualify for the ATP Finals, he would have 3,070 with Wimbledon points.
However, he would still place outside the qualifying spots entering Paris as Wimbledon quarter-finalist Taylor Fritz would also benefit and maintain a lead over the Australian.
Novak Djokovic has qualified for the singles in Turin off the back of his Wimbledon title by the same logic applied to Kyrgios and Kokkinakis qualifying for the doubles.
The ‘Special Ks’ are the first all-Australian team to reach the ATP Finals since Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley. Three spots remain up for grabs in the doubles in Turin.
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