Nick Kyrgios: ‘I wasn’t as scared of Rafa and Roger as I was Andy Murray’
The Australian tennis player pays tribute to the opponent with whom he formed the closest of bonds off the court
The first time I met Andy was when he just absolutely destroyed me in Toronto [in the Masters 1000 event there in 2014]. I lost 2 and 2, I got destroyed. Ever since then we’ve been messaging and hanging out a bit. It seems like forever that I’ve known him, I feel like I’ve known him for a long time, but that was the first time I met him, on the court.
We just had a lot of banter between each other. There would be times in the locker room that we would be saying the most outrageous things and there would be about 20 people in the locker room just listening to us go back and forth for about half an hour. We knew when we were together it was going to be a lot of fun and a lot of banter and some good vibes. He’s hilarious, he’s so funny.