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Bianca Andreescu hits up Nick Kyrgios for tweener tips
The Canadian asked one of tennis' best hot shot artists for advice on mastering the crowd-pleaser after a recent practice session went awry.
Published May 22, 2023
FLASHBACK: The 2019 US Open champion was at her vintage best at the Miami Open, where she reached the fourth round.
Bianca Andreescu needs a tutor on the tweener, and she's asking one of tennis' hot shot artists for help.
In a new, nearly 90-second TikTok montage from a recent clay-court practice session, Andreescu can be seen missing the tweener in all sorts of ways: wide of the net, into the frame, or straight into the ground.
Even after getting not one, but two, breaks for step-by-step instruction from, and demonstrations by, her coaching team, things don't get any better for the Canadian. While determined, she soon ventures into the absurd as she attempts to master the shot.
"You want me to run like this?" she asks at one point, running in a wide-legged waddle.
Later, she turns tennis into a contact sport, growing exasperated as she hits herself with her racquet not once, but at least twice.
All that and more led the 2019 US Open champion to hit up noted tweener king Nick Kyrgios on Twitter, asking for his tips.
True to form, Kyrgios responded.
"You have to let the ball drop a little more," he replied.
Unfortunately for Andreescu, any practice session with Kyrgios won't be taking place over the next three weeks in Paris.
Kyrgios, who intended to play at Roland Garros for the first time since 2017 this year, withdrew from the clay-court Grand Slam earlier this week as a consequence of a foot injury he picked up recently when a man stole the Aussie's Tesla from his Canberra home. The reigning Wimbledon finalist helped police track down the thief, who's since been arrested.
Kyrgios hasn't played a match so far in 2023, as he missed the Australian swing, including the Australian Open, due to a knee issue that necessitated surgery.