While the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament has brought some of the best men's tennis players in the world to Rotterdam, fans have unfortunately not been able to soak up this year's strong field.

With the event taking place behind closed doors, organizers gave local children the opportunity to have their questions answered by several attending competitors as part of a modified Kids Day. And boy was it entertaining.

Players like Stefanos Tsitsipas and Felix Auger-Aliassime recalled their first kiss, with Andy Murray divulging his was "dreadful. We were like rubbing teeth and stuff."

But the star of the video might just be Kei Nishikori. Among those asked to reveal when he last cried, the former US Open finalist said, "maybe last night", before delivering the top answer in the clip.


In the final question, players were requested to share what they wanted to be when they were children. Most gave expected answers like tennis or soccer players. Nishikori however, recounted a far different ambition.

"It's a little bit embarrassing to say but... I wanted to be a penguin," the Japanese star said.

"He wanted to be a penguin? That's a good answer. Strange but good." chimed in Murray.

Added Nishikori, "I don't know. They look so cute."