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Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios have certified for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be performed in Turin from 13-20 November.
The Australians are assured a spot below the Grand Slam champion provision, below which if there’s a current-year major-winning staff positioned between eighth and twentieth within the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Staff Rankings after the Rolex Paris Masters, that staff qualifies for Turin in eighth.
Since Kokkinakis and Kyrgios are ensured of a High 20 end and Wimbledon champions Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell can’t catch them, they’ll compete on the year-end championships, becoming a member of Wesley Koolhof/Neal Skupski, Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury, Marcelo Arevalo/Jean-Julien Rojer and Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic within the area.
Kokkinakis and Kyrgios made a splash at the start of the season after they went on a dream run to the Australian Open title. The house favourites rapidly rallied the Melbourne crowd to their aspect, defeating a lineup of high veteran groups, together with Mektic and Pavic, earlier than lifting the trophy with a victory in opposition to Ebden and Purcell.
The duo performed seven tournaments collectively this 12 months, tallying an 18-5 document. The Australians additionally lifted the trophy in Atlanta and made the semi-finals in Miami and Tokyo.
Three locations stay on the season finale, with fifth-placed Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos at the moment subsequent in line to qualify.
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