A fan attending Rogers Cup named Matt Morin on Twitter asked the Australian player Nick Kyrgios to practice with him for just 5 minutes on the court and to everyone’s surprise, Kyrgios, too, agreed to play. The 22-year-old is undergoing a slump in form and also facing criticisms on his performance.
Nick Kyrgios has been suffering a slump in form and faced a severe backlash from the fans highly criticised for retiring from a match for the third consecutive time last week in Washington DC. The Australian youngster, though, decided to play the Rogers Cup this week, where he was approached by a fan to practice with him for five minutes.
The fan took to Twitter to express his desire.
@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
Unexpectedly, in just an hour, he got a reply from Kyrgios saying that he would willingly practice with him and actually kept his promise.
Sure, hit me up when u there https://t.co/Kxn8MAo3NN— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) August 6, 2017
Furthermore, Kyrgios also invited other tennis fans to come and have a hit with him in Montreal as he later tweeted, “Also anyone at Rogers cup throughout the week can come on my practice court and chill and hit if u want.”
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
Kyrgios stayed true to his word and played the young Canadian for two friendly hit-outs ahead of his second-round clash with Italy's Paolo Lorenzi. Morin seemed blown away by his encounter with the world number 24. ATP Tennis TV Tweeted a video of Kyrgios playing with his fan on Tuesday and wrote, "I tweeted you - I didn't know what would happen!" @NickKyrgios is a man of his word, hitting