‘I’m sorry’: Nick Kyrgios’ classy act after ‘dangerous’ ball kid moment



Aussie maverick Nick Kyrgios has tracked down the ball kid and offered him a gift following the severe backlash received moments after his loss to Rafa Nadal at Indian Wells.

Kyrgios left the tennis world stunned on Thursday after unravelling on a number of occasions in the 6-7, 7-5, 4-6 defeat to the World No.4.



One such incident, that caught the attention of the tennis world, was moments after shaking hands with Nadal.

Kyrgios smashed his racquet to the floor at his feet, which unfortunately ricocheted near a ball kid standing at the back of the court.



The ball kid was able to move out of the way safely and no harm was done.

However, Kyrgios received a number of boos from the crowd as he exited the arena and the tennis world was quick to label the act as ‘dangerous’.



Nick Kyrgios’ temper tantrums creating a dangerous environment for everyone involved. barely two weeks after Alexander Zverev whacked his racket against the umpire’s chair. and this is supposed to be a “poised” sport?

— m⁴⁷ march mad (@tsitschurrow) March 18, 2022



Kyrgios also took aim at a reporter when asked about the incident in his post-match press conference.

However, in a classy move, Kyrgios has since tracked down the ball kid and met up with him to apologise.




Kyrgios reached out on social media to ask anyone that knew the ball kid if they could be put into touch.


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