Australian tennis pro, Nick Kyrgios, has taken to social media to brag about his skills on the court after he left spectators in awe during his doubles win at the Japan Open.
Playing alongside fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, it looked as though Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka and Kaichi Uchida were about to gain a point over the Aussies when Kyrgios shot out, hitting the ball around the net post to secure a point.
Leaving his opponents stunned, Kyrgios celebrated the jaw-dropping move with a fist pump into the air, turning to high-five Kokkinakis with an ecstatic smile.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 5, 2022
“Oh wow, he really enjoyed that one and so he should,” the commentators said.
“That was a Kyrgios special in Tokyo. You give him that gap and he will exploit it, what a shot.”
Kyrgios shared the footage of his impeccable shot on Twitter with the caption: “I’m good.”
Kyrgios’ ruthless shot caused a stir on social media, with people rushing to praise the controversial tennis star on his skill.
You cant teach or train for this. Nick Kyrgios you are one of a kind. The most naturally talented exciting player to ever play the game. Love watching you play from the moment you hit the stage years back to now. Go get um. A grand slam is coming your way.
— Jo Grahame (@grahame_jo) October 5, 2022
Absolute freak. You guys have quickly become the new ‘Woodies’ doubles combo that Aus tennis needed.
The only nickname would be the ‘Tinnies’ – Thanasi and tin-assy.
That being said, the freak shots you land are skill, not being lucky. Loved your year on the court ♥️♥️♥️
— Jarryd Stevenson (@stevensonjarryd) October 6, 2022
Oh you’re very very good. You have all the talent and you have been adding a lot of focus this year. Keep it up!
Looking forward to seeing you in AO23 final vs. Djokovic.
— Andres Torres (@HorsePowerDaily) October 5, 2022
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis wrapped up the game with a crushing 6-1 6-2 win, seeing the pair through to the Japan Open’s quarterfinals.
Kyrgios has been on a roll since his “heartbreaking” defeat at the US Open, overcoming respiratory issues to win his first game at the Japan Open.
Despite a shaky start, the sports diva delivered a crushing defeat to Taiwan’s Tseng Chun-hsin 6-3, 6-1 at the Japan Open, dropping only seven points during the match.
“I came out a bit slow, but I don’t play many matches so it’s hard to just get straight back into that competitive flow,” the athlete told reporters.
“But as soon as I held the first game I kind of found my form again and played really well.
“The court is obviously playing faster compared to normal hard court events. I’m not complaining about that — I think big servers and guys who like to take the ball early and have flat backhands, it suits our game style.
“It’s fun tennis to watch — people playing aggressive and coming to the net and serving big. I think that’s the type of tennis that fans like to see sometimes. The court’s probably faster than average, but I like it.”