‘We Can Start Working on the Next Film Together’ – Nick Kyrgios and Ben Stiller Involved in a Hilarious Banter on Twitter

Published 03/22/2022, 2:25 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 20, 2022 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios reacts during his second round match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Morgan Sette

The maiden ATP Masters 1000 tournament of the season treated the fans with some absorbing tennis action. There were some exciting matchups at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. One amongst them was the match between the Australian Open champion, Rafael Nadal, and 26-year-old Nick Kyrgios.

The two faced off in the quarterfinal with the Spaniard prevailing in a three-setter thriller. While Nadal won the opening set, Kyrgios came back strongly to level the match. However, Nadal used his experience to win points at crucial junctures to take the third set. American actor, Ben Stiller, and boxing legend, Sugar Ray Leonard were in attendance to watch the match between Nadal and Kyrgios. After the match, Kyrgios shared a funny moment with Ben Stiller.

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Ben Stiller and Nick Kyrgios’ hilarious conversation on Twitter

Stiller took to Twitter to congratulate Kyrgios on playing a great match against Nadal. Further, Kyrgios retweeted and said, “Thanks, maybe we can start working on the next film together, I think I got some acting in me. How is your tennis?” Stiller said, “I could use some help with my serve but maybe a new doubles team? We can discuss it on set…”

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Earlier during the match, Kyrgios shut down a spectator who was right behind him and used Stiller as a reference. The Australian was irritated by constant jeering from a fan. Turning to the fan, he said, “Are you playing? Are you good at tennis?” When the fan replied no, Kyrgios added, “Exactly, so why are you speaking?” Further, pointing towards Stiller, Kyrgios went on to say, “Do I tell him how to act?”

Mar 17, 2022; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Nick Kyrgios (AUS) is upset with the chair umpire for not telling the crowd to quiet down during his quarterfinal match against Rafael Nadal (ESP) at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

After his quarterfinal exit at the BNP Paribas Open, Kyrgios will play at the Miami Open where he has been handed a wildcard entry. He’ll take on Adrian Mannarino in the first round in Miami. Further, if he manages to get past the Frenchman, Kyrgios will set up a mouth-watering clash against an in-form Andrey Rublev in the second round.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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