Nick Kyrgios is the kid on the block with whom it’s fun to hang out with. Fans know the talented Australian star best for his aggression and competitiveness. However, beneath the surface, there exists a fun version of Nick Kyrgios.
The 25-year-old uploaded a short video where he took a point from Alex de Minaur in practice. Kyrgios had to run a fair distance to win the point. Subsequently, the astounding gameplay turned into a light banter between Kyrgios and Alex.
Kyrgios highlighted the fact that he misses crucial points like this. Also, he praised Alex’s effort and indicated that these were the stepping stones towards excelling in the sport.
“Haha, Alex de Minaur I miss points and moments like this. Iron sharpens Iron” Kyrgios wrote.
Alex was not far behind and returned the humor with his wit. He highlighted how he controlled the game and forced Kyrgios to make the run and grab the point. The 21-year-old replied, “Good to see me dictating the point there and making you run.”
The brotherly affection oozed out of Kyrgios as he stated how much he misses Alex. “Haha, miss u lil bro!!!! Miss the vibes, stay safe.”
The lesser-known side of Nick Kyrgios
The friendship between these two players is well known to everyone. The Australian tennis stars share a healthy bond between themselves, and it has been proven repeatedly. Kyrgios rarely gets positive media coverage with an abundance of attention directed towards his controversial on-court antics. However, Alex supported his friend and stated that he is entirely different from what the world thinks him to be.
Kyrgios’ on-court actions may instigate many and occasionally border on displays of unsportsmanlike behavior. However, he is a man with a golden heart. He stepped out to deliver food to the hungry who were suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 25-year-old played his last tournament at Acapulco in February. He was on the mission to defend his title; however, he retired from his first-round match following a wrist injury. Although he was set to play in the US Open 2020, he withdrew following health issues associated with the pandemic.