Nick Kyrgios stuns tennis world with wedding bombshell

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Nick Kyrgios and girlfriend Costeen Hatzi are engaged, the Aussie tennis superstar revealed on his Instagram on Saturday. Pictures: Instagram
Nick Kyrgios and girlfriend Costeen Hatzi are engaged, the Aussie tennis superstar revealed on his Instagram on Saturday. Pictures: Instagram

Nick Kyrgios' romance with Australian influencer Costeen Hatzi is going to the next level, with the tennis star confirming the pair are engaged on Saturday evening.

After several hints that something big might be on the horizon for the couple - most notably a noticeable diamond ring sported by Hatzi in recent weeks - Kyrgios has announced they are going to be married.

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Opening up for an impromptu Q and A session on Instagram with fans as he got a tattoo in Sydney on Saturday, Kyrgios was asked when he and Hatzi would be tying the knot.

Always eager to give fans something to be excited about, Kyrgios responded saying he and Hatzi would be married 'very soon'.

Kyrgios has credited his enjoyable performances at the Australian Open this year to Hatzi, his run culminating in a men's doubles final win alongside close friend Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Eagle-eyed fans also spotted some new ink on Kyrgios' leg, a small incription reading 'Costeen'.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed Hatzi's company as a travelling companion, with the pair set to jet off to Germany soon for the upcoming Stuttgart Open.

In an interview with Daily Telegraph earlier this year, Kyrgios said he was incredibly fortunate to have Hatzi in his life.

“Relationships are easy when both people are invested,” he said.

“It’s hard to move a couch on your own. I have had a couple past relationships that are brutal when you’re away from them for so long. It does affect you when you’re on the court.

“The luxury I have now in my career is that I’m able to provide for the person and if they want to travel with me they can.

“I’m in a very blessed situation that not many people are able to do. Hopefully everything works out but I don’t plan anything anymore.”

Kyrgios, Kokkinakis set for potential Wimbledon reunion

Kokkinakis, the Adelaide half of the 'Special Ks', reckons it would be fun to team up with his buddy again for a shot at the grass-court grand slam after collecting their first major at the Australian Open in January.

The pair won't be teaming up at the French Open again over the next fortnight because Kyrgios has given the clay-court grind a miss while Kokkinakis attempts to keep his excellent 2022 singles revival rolling.

"So we won't be playing at Roland Garros, but we'll see what happens at Wimbledon - I'm hoping to play with Nick at Wimbledon," Kokkinakis told AAP from the Geneva Open where he's enjoyed another impressive week before travelling to Paris.

"And, hopefully, we can also play some Masters at the back end of the year. That should be fun.

"We'll just play it by ear. It's definitely not our focus, but we'll play doubles where we can.

"We're both singles players who happen to have had a couple good weeks in doubles, so we'll see what happens."

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis could be up for a doubles reunion at Wimbledon later this year, where the pair once won a junior title together. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)
Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis could be up for a doubles reunion at Wimbledon later this year, where the pair once won a junior title together. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

So far, the double act has proved both fruitful, not just for them but for the crowds. At the Australian Open, their triumph was the perfect, noisy accompaniment to the singles heroics of women's winner Ash Barty and wheelchair runner-up Dylan Alcott.

But their victory in Melbourne has been followed by two more impressive outings in the US, where they reached the last 16 in Indian Wells and the semi-finals in Miami.

They've only played three tournaments but are currently second in the race to earn a place in the ATP finals in Turin.

The chance of winning another title at Wimbledon, nine years since the pair won the boys' doubles together, might prove an irresistible challenge for Kyrgios.

After their dizzy Australian Open win, he was so enthused by the whole occasion that he said: "I have won some big titles around the world, played some amazing matches - but this one ranks number one for me."

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis were the first Australian men's duo to win at Melbourne Park since the Woodies - Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge - back in 1997.

No Australian men's pairing have won the senior Wimbledon crown since the Woodies back in 2000.

With AAP

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