Nick Kyrgios, competing alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis in men’s doubles, is among 10 Australians in action on day eight at US Open 2022.
New York, USA, 5 September 2022 | Leigh Rogers
Nick Kyrgios is enjoying a career-best run – in both singles and doubles – at this year’s US Open.
After sensationally defeating world No.1 and defending champion Daniil Medvedev in fourth-round singles action, Kyrgios now turns his attention to doubles.
“I feel like I’ve been working really hard,” Kyrgios said. “I’ve just got a lot of motivation at the moment.”
The 27-year-old Australian has progressed to the third round in the men’s doubles competition alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis. Unbeaten in Grand Slam doubles matches as a team this season, the Australian Open 2022 champions will look to continue their winning run when they face in-form No.11 seeds, Brit Lloyd Glasspool and Finland’s Harri Heliovaara.
Wimbledon 2022 champions Matt Ebden and Max Purcell are also in action on day eight at Flushing Meadows, facing Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Brit Neal Skupski. This is their third Grand Slam meeting this season, with the Aussies having beaten the second seeds during their finals runs at both the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
If both Australian teams win, it would mark the first time two all-Australian teams have progressed to the quarterfinals in a US Open men’s doubles draw since 1999.
In total, 10 Australian players are scheduled to compete across doubles and junior competitions on day eight in New York.
The US Open is broadcast on the Nine Network and Stan Sport in Australia, with coverage beginning from 1am AEST.
Aussies in action:
 Storm Sanders (AUS)/Caroline Dolehide (USA) v  Xu Yifan (CHN)/Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN)
Women’s doubles, third round, Court 17, first match (from 1am AEST)
World No.21 Sanders is looking to match her career-best result at the US Open and advance to the quarterfinals for a second consecutive year. The 28-year-old Australian and American partner Dolehide face a big test against seventh-seeded Chinese duo Xu and Yang. They have played once before, in the Miami quarterfinals earlier this season where world No.18 Xu and world No.14 Yang recorded a three-set victory.
> VIEW: US Open 2022 women’s doubles draw
Matt Ebden (AUS)/Max Purcell (AUS) v  Wesley Koolhof (NED)/Neal Skupski (GBR)
Men’s doubles, third round, Court 5, second match
Ebden and Purcell are on a nine-match winning streak in Grand Slam doubles matches. The Wimbledon champions are looking to advance to the US Open quarterfinals for a second consecutive year, but face a tough challenge against the second seeds. World No.3 Skupski and world No.4 Koolhof have been the world’s top-performing team this season, winning six titles from eight finals appearances.
 Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)/Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v  Lloyd Glasspool (GBR)/Harri Heliovaara (FIN)
Men’s doubles, third round, Grandstand, third match
World No.18 Kyrgios has matched his career-best US Open doubles result, progressing to the third round for the first time since 2016. He and world No.22 Kokkinakis, who is making his US Open doubles debut, are having a lot of fun on court and now eyeing a quarterfinal spot. The eighth seeds face world No.26 Glasspool and world No.21 Heliovaara, the No.11 seeds who have advanced to five tour-level finals together this season.
> VIEW: US Open 2022 men’s doubles draw
Sam Stosur (AUS)/Matt Ebden (AUS) v Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)/Eduoard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Mixed doubles, quarterfinals, Court 17, fourth match
Stosur and Ebden have progressed to their fourth Grand Slam mixed doubles quarterfinal as a team. The Wimbledon 2022 finalists now face world No.62 Flipkens and world No.48 Roger-Vasselin for a place in the semifinals. World No.20 Stosur is hoping to advance to her second career mixed doubles semifinal in New York, while world No.34 Ebden is targeting a first.
> VIEW: US Open 2022 mixed doubles draw
[Q] Edward Winter (AUS) v Alexander Blockx (BEL)
Boys’ singles, first round, Court 9, first match
Winter, a 17-year-old from South Australia ranked No.94, earned his place in the US Open boys’ singles draw as a qualifier. After winning two qualifying matches, Winter carries momentum into this first-round clash with Blockx, a 17-year-old from Belgium who is ranked No.43 and claimed an ITF junior title in Canada last week.
> VIEW: US Open 2022 boys’ singles draw
Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz (AUS) v Kayla Cross (CAN)
Girls’ singles, first round, Court 6, second match
The big-hitting Kempenaers-Pocz, who was an Australian Open girls’ singles semifinalist earlier this season, is making her US Open debut. The 17-year-old South Australian, who is ranked No.41, faces 17-year-old Cross, a Canadian ranked No.26 who has advanced to two Grand Slam girls’ doubles finals this season.
 Taylah Preston (AUS) v Angella Okutoyi (KEN)
Girls’ singles, second round, Court 8, third match
Preston has progressed to the second round at all four junior Grand Slams this season. The 16-year-old from Perth, who is ranked No.13, faces 18-year-old Okutoyi, who made history at Wimbledon this year by winning the girls’ doubles title to become the first-ever Kenyan Grand Slam champion.
> VIEW: US Open 2022 girls’ singles draw
Jeremy Jin (AUS)/Gerard Campana Lee (KOR) v Paul Inchauspe (FRA)/Cooper Williams (USA)
Boys’ doubles, first round, Court 4, fourth match
After a first-round exit in the boys’ singles competition, world No.59 Jin now turns his attention to doubles. The 18-year-old Australian is partnering Korean Campana Lee, an 18-year-old ranked No.20. Their first-round opponents are 18-year-old Inchauspe and 17-year-old Williams.
Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz (AUS)/Sara Saito (JPN) v Alanis Hamilton (USA)/Capucine Jauffret (USA)
Girls’ doubles, first round, Court 6, fifth match
Kempenaers-Pocz, who has been sidelined since Roland Garros with injury, features in both girls’ singles and doubles action. The 17-year-old Australian is partnering Japan’s Saito, a 15-year-old ranked No.16. They face American duo, 15-year-old Hamilton and 14-year-old Jauffret.
> VIEW: Full US Open 2022 day eight schedule
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