To beat Nick Kyrgios, first discover a means for the Boston Celtics to lose.
In both a surprising or a tongue-in-cheek admission, Kyrgios informed Sports activities Illustrated he has tanked tennis matches after his favourite NBA group has suffered significantly painful defeats.
Nick Kyrgios admitted that he has tanked matches when the Celtics, his favourite group, has misplaced.Getty Photographs
Nick Kyrgios sports activities a Celtics jersey whereas practising at Wimbledon in July. Getty Photographs
“I’ve actually thrown tennis matches in the event that they’ve misplaced in like, double additional time,” the tennis celebrity informed the journal as a part of a profile printed Friday. “If somebody performs me they usually know the Celtics have misplaced, that’s [their] probability. That’s for positive your greatest probability [to beat me], to play me on that day.”
The notorious Australian tennis celebrity typically wears Celtics jerseys and shouts out the group in his Twitter bio.
He didn’t present examples of matches he has thrown, however his feelings have very clearly and publicly affected his tennis. Kyrgios was most not too long ago within the information for loudly complaining a few fan who should have had “700 drinks” throughout his Wimbledon remaining final month in opposition to Novak Djokovic.
That fan — Polish lawyer Anna Palus — is now suing him for defamation.
Kyrgios subsequent shall be seen on the U.S. Open, the place he’s seeded No. 23 and can start his quest for his first Grand Slam title on Monday night time in opposition to Thanasi Kokkinakis. Sadly for Kokkinakis, the Celtics nonetheless have greater than one other month left of their offseason.