Saturday saw a wholesome new friendship bloom on Twitter between Coco Gauff and Nick Kyrgios, two of the biggest stars in tennis.

The enigmatic Aussie caught a clip posted to the ATP Tour’s official account featuring Gauff, who gave him a shoutout from the Citi Open.

“On court, he’s a super funny, cool guy, and off court, super kind,” said Gauff, who was in Washington, D.C. to play an exhibition event after recovering from a brutal bout with COVID-19.


It turns out the two go way back, as the young American recalled practicing with Kyrgios as a 12-year-old at the Miami Open.

Kyrgios was effusive in his response, offering himself up as a mixed doubles partner for the 2022 Australian Open.

“You are going to do great things in this sport and I can’t wait to watch,” he wrote.

Kyrgios has built bridges with the WTA tour throughout his career, frequently acknowledging his admiration for players like Carla Suárez Navarro and, most recently, lit up the Wimbledon fortnight when he paired Venus Williams for a memorable mixed run.

Might Gauff/Kyrgios do the same Down Under? Gauff is open to the possibility.

“Let’s make it happen,” she tweeted.