Thanasi Kokkinakis is known to bring a fun, energetic vibe into any room he enters. And after Wednesday’s victory over Fabio Fognini at the Australian Open, the Australian shared a laugh with reporters during a hilarious moment at his post-match press conference.
“Hi, Nick,” a reporter opened the press conference with, accidentally calling Kokkinakis by the name of his close mate, Nick Kyrgios.
A large smile came across Kokkinakis’ face as he cracked a laugh before pausing and poking back at the reporter, “You’re done, I’m going to can that!”
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 18, 2023
The fun didn’t stop there.
Kokkinakis and Kyrgios, who collected the doubles title at last year’s Australian Open, made further light of the moment on Twitter, with the former Wimbledon finalist even proposing a new name for the ‘New Nick’: Kyriakis…
Taking the absolute piss😂 https://t.co/UmtAqu40w1
— Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) January 18, 2023
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 18, 2023