“You Are Going to Do Great Things in This Sport”: Nick Kyrgios Showers Praise for Coco Gauff

Published 08/08/2021, 1:46 AM EDT
Nick Kyrgios of Australia looks on during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day eight of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)


Nick Kyrgios is certainly one of the coolest players in the history of the sport. He is a notorious bad boy of tennis, along with the class and grace of a top player. And from the looks of it, Coco Gauff feels that way too.

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In an interview at the Citi Open, Gauff revealed that Kyrgios is one player on the ATP tour she would be friends with. As she steps on the court in Montreal tomorrow, she will compete in her first tournament since Wimbledon Championships.

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Nick Kyrgios responds to Coco Gauff’s kind praise for him

Everyone knows how Nick Kyrgios behaves on and off the court. His great career has seen some great moments of him being the coolest person on court. Whether it is playing cool and cheeky shots or providing controversial comments, Kyrgios has done it all.

However, Coco Gauff believes he would be a good friend to hangout with on and off the court.

Definitely Nick Kyrgios. On court he is a super funny, cool guy and off court, super kind. He probably doesn’t know this, but I first hit with him when I was 12, I believe at the Miami Open. He also played ping-pong with my brother back in, this Citi Open last year.

“So, yeah definitely him.”

Kyrgios was kind enough to reply to her on his social media handles. “Anytime!!! You are going to do great things in this sport and I can’t wait to watch. I got plenty more ping pong lessons as well,” he tweet.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 30: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates match point in his Men’s Singles First Round match against Ugo Humbert of France during Day Three of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Kyrgios starts US Open preparation in Toronto

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Courtesy of a wildcard entry, Kyrgios will be playing at the National Bank Open in Toronto on Monday. The Aussie witnessed early exit at the Citi Open last week; however, he will be ready to make amends to his form now.

In an unusual case, Kyrgios can meet Rafael Nadal in the third round of the tournament. But he will have to first get past Reilly Opelka to get to the Spaniard.

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Can Kyrgios shine at the Toronto Open this week?

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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