Kyr­gios to Kooy­ong

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NICK Kyr­gios will again use the Kooy­ong Clas­sic in Mel­bourne to fi­nalise his prepa­ra­tions for the Aus­tralian Open.

The 24-year-old has been named in Aus­tralia’s team for the in­au­gu­ral ATP Cup, which runs from Jan­uary 3-12.

World No.30 Kyr­gios will then fine-tune his game with ex­hi­bi­tion matches at Kooy­ong. The Jan­uary 14-16 event will again field both men’s and women’s play­ers. In ad­di­tion to Kyr­gios, Bul­garia’s 20thranked Grigor Dim­itrov, Cana­dian Mi­los Raonic (31) plus Croa­t­ians Borna Coric (28) and Marin Cilic (39) are among the starters.

For­mer world No.1 play­ers Caro­line Woz­ni­acki of Den­mark and Maria Shara­pova, as well as young Aus­tralian Ajla Toml­janovic, are some of the women’s play­ers.

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