Nick Kyrgios received plenty of negative publicity last week in Washington, D.C. when he retired from a match for a third consecutive time.
He was booed off the court, and cameras caught him telling his mother that he didn’t want to play.
What received significantly less attention was what the polarizing Australian did this week in Montreal, at the Coupe Rogers.
Asked by a fan on Twitter if he’d hit with him for five minutes, the world No. 24 gladly responded that he would—and actually did it.
@NickKyrgios I'm at rogers cup on tuesday, I know this is a long shot but could we hit for 5 minutes if you're practicing? That'd be dope!— MattMorin (@MathieuMarshall) August 6, 2017
Sure, hit me up when u there https://t.co/Kxn8MAo3NN— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 6, 2017
Kyrgios then offered up his services to any other fans who wanted an opportunity to trade a few balls with the three-time ATP champion.
Also anyone at rogers cup throughout the week can come on my practice court and chill and hit if u want https://t.co/4qqQdJBVDo— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 6, 2017
Maybe there’s something to be said for good karma, because the 22-year-old snapped his four-match losing streak on Monday with a dominant 6-1, 6-2 win over Viktor Troicki.
He’ll take on Paolo Lorenzi in the second round on Wednesday.
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