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Kyrgios and Kokkinakos, Dylan Alcott and Ash Barty: Australia Day at the Open

If you want to see the latest instalment of tennis Kyrgios style, set an alarm for 2.30pm (AEDT) Thursday.

In fact, settle in because the show court schedule at Melbourne Park is Kyrgios-Kokkinakos, followed by Dylan Alcott, and then comes World No.1 Ash Barty.

As the 2022 Australian Open barrels to the business end of proceedings, the 'Special Ks' - Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis - kick off a homegrown triple-header when they play their men's doubles semi-final.

They're up against third seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos for a spot in the final.

After that match is newly-crowned Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott.

The man who almost singlehandedly lifted wheelchair tennis to prominence will make his farewell to the sport in the quad final at the Rod Laver Arena - against longtime rival Dutchman Sam Schroder.

"I love John Farnham, but I'm not the going to be the wheelchair John Farnham and come back. I promise this is it. This is a hundred per cent it."

Then, at 7.30pm, Ash Barty - not as demonstrative as the men - will push for a place in the final.

She's gunning for her third Grand Slam but will need to beat big-hitting American Madison Keys first.

The winner faces the winner of Thursday night's other semi-final - Polish seventh seed Iga Swiatek and American world No.30 Danielle Collins for the title on Saturday.

And while Kyrgios and Kokkinakis have stolen the show this week, they aren't the only all-Aussie pair left in the men's doubles.

Matt Ebden and Max Purcell will play second seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury on Margaret Court Arena on Thursday afternoon.

Imagine - an all-Australian men's doubles final. And an Alcott win. And Ash Barty in the final.

How to watch

The match will be on free-to-air television - on Channel 9's main channel or 9GEM depending where you are.

You also can live stream the match - the free 9Now service or the paid subscription service Stan Sport which is ad-free. Stan offers a seven-day free trial with Stan Sport before you are charged. The Australian Open goes for a fortnight.

- with Australian Associated Press