Tickets for the blockbuster practice match between Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic at Rod Laver Arena have sold out amid incredible demand.
Within minutes, fans trying to buy tickets for Friday night’s ‘The Arena Showdown’ could only purchase single seats, as thousands flooded Ticketmaster to secure a spot at the 14,820-seat capacity venue.
After an hour, all seats including restricted viewing positions were gone with a full house expected at Rod Laver Arena.
All tickets were priced at $20 with the proceeds all going to the Australian Tennis Foundation.
When is Kyrgios vs Djokovic?
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The exhibition match between Kyrgios and Djokovic will be played at 6:30pm (AEDT) on Friday, January 13 at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park.
Conditions of the match will be ‘perfect practice’, which includes officials, umpires and ball kids.
How to watch Kyrgios vs Djokovic on TV or live stream?
There are no details on whether the match will be televised or live streamed.
It’s unlikely to be a full scale production will occur as the match occurs before the tournament starts.
Details will be updated once they come to hand.
Is there a ‘bromance’ between Kyrgios and Djokovic?
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After Kyrgios called Djokovic a ‘tool’ in 2021 following his complaints regarding lockdown hotels on the ATP tour, the relationship between the pair has been repaired, with it seeming like they are now good friends.
The improvement in relationship occurred after Kyrgios supported Djokovic’s quest to get a visa for Australian Open 2022, while it continued to flourish as the duo fought each other in the Wimbledon 2022 final.
Just prior to the recent New Year, Kyrgios used his Instagram to hint that he and Djokovic could play doubles together in the future.
“I wasn’t his favourite guy – let’s take it that way – for many years,” Djokovic said of the relationship with Kyrgios.
“But he was one of the very few that stood by me last year, and I respect that and appreciate that.
“In those moments you can actually see who truly supports you and who is by your side and who goes with the flow of the society and the pressures that media puts on you.
“He was giving undivided support in the moments where I was being challenged a lot, and him as an Australian, I respected that a lot.
“Since then, our relationship has changed for the better.”