Aussie tennis’ new love match revealed: Stars Jason Kubler and Maddison Inglis are an item as they prepare to delight each other at the Australian Open
- The stars were not keen to express their love for the United Cup
- Kubler provided the highlight for the Aussies with a big comeback win over Dan Evans
- He is set for Australian Open action, Inglis having to win through his qualifications
Australia didn’t exactly set the world on fire at the United Cup but teammates Jason Kubler and Maddison Inglis gave fans something to cheer about with the news that they are the latest stars from down under to find romance in tour
Inglis was seen cheering on his partner as he came from behind to beat Dan Evans in straight sets in the Aussies’ 3-2 defeat of Great Britain on Friday, and he will surely do the same when he takes on the Open from January 16.
The pair have remained tight-lipped about their relationship, refusing to post pictures of each other on their social media accounts – but rumors of the pair being romantically linked have been swirling for months .
Kubler (left) and Inglis (centre) are seen sharing a laugh with fellow Aussie star Alex De Minaur (right) ahead of the United Cup tournament in Sydney
While Kubler’s sensational 6-3 7-6 (7-3) defeat of the world No.27 favorite was easily the highlight of the Aussies’ United Cup opener, Inglis had a tougher time here.
She, Alex de Minaur and Zoe Hives were all outplayed after a disruptive lead-in to the tournament at Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena.
De Minaur was promoted to the top-seeded men’s match-up on Thursday after Nick Kyrgios pulled out with an ankle injury and Inglis stepped in just hours before Friday’s match when Ajla Tomljanovic dropped out with a groin complaint. knee
The Englishman (pictured) is ranked 180th in the world and will need to win the qualifiers to compete at the Australian Open later this month
He was a last-minute call-up to the Aussie United Cup side after Ajla Tomljanovic was injured
Replacing the world No.33 is a tough ask for the English No.180, who is not expected to play in the tournament and was sidelined with a stomach ailment last Wednesday.
Inglis needed to beat world No.98 Harriet Dart on Friday night to give Australia any hope of salvaging the tie but dropped the first set after errors began to creep into her game and eventually fell 6-4 6-4.
He will compete in the qualifiers to secure a spot at the Australian Open, while Kubler will look to improve on the first round exits he suffered in men’s singles in 2018 and 2019.
Kubler (pictured celebrating with Australia’s United Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt) has had a stellar 2022 and will look to maintain his good form at the Melbourne grand slam
He had a great 2022 campaign, winning through to the round of 16 at Wimbledon and recording his best success to date when he defeated world No.9 Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in July.
Kubler’s rise has come despite a surprising injury battle early in his career that saw him undergo six operations on his injured knee when he was just 24 years old.
At one stage he was down to his last $75 despite being a junior world No.1, and could only play on clay courts from 2012 to 2015 to avoid hurting his knee.