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Monday, 22 July 2019

Kyrgios' basketball skills put to the test


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Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios has often professed his love for basketball, and in Atlanta during a stop on the ATP Tour, he was able to test his skills against a Harlem Globetrotter.

Kyrgios is at the BB&T Atlanta Open in the USA, and was put up by the tour to do a skills session with Torch George of the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Canberran has said in the past that he "does not love tennis", but he does love basketball and is an avid NBA fan, especially when it comes to the Boston Celtics.

"I don’t really like the sport of tennis that much. I don’t love it," Kyrgios told The Independent in 2015.

"It was crazy when I was 14. I was all for basketball and I made the decision to play tennis. I got pushed by my parents and to this day I can still say I don’t love the sport. It is just crazy how things go.

"I just love basketball, I love the sport. I always have."

With George in Atlanta he tried spinning the ball on his finger, did some trick shots and dunks on a small hoop and the pair faced off in a game of HORSE.

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After their meeting Kyrgios said on Twitter that he had "so much fun" with the Globetrotter and later promised to try and take some of his new-learned skills to the tennis court.

"I’m going to try to put on a show for you, and at the end of the day we’ll hopefully get a win as well," Kyrgios told George, via ATP Tour.com.

“It was a lot of fun. Obviously, basketball is a sport that I probably can’t live without. I’m always following it.

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"So to have someone like Torch come down, someone who has played in the WNBA, she’s amazing. She taught me some new tricks, which was really fun. It was awesome."

Kyrgios will not play singles in Atlanta, instead opting to focus on men's doubles with American Tommy Paul. Their match is on Tuesday (AEST). Last year Kyrgios won the doubles title in Lyon with another American, Jack Sock.

Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios has often professed his love for basketball, and in Atlanta during a stop on the ATP Tour, he was able to test his skills against a Harlem Globetrotter.

Kyrgios is at the BB&T Atlanta Open in the USA, and was put up by the tour to do a skills session with Torch George of the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Canberran has said in the past that he "does not love tennis", but he does love basketball and is an avid NBA fan, especially when it comes to the Boston Celtics.

"I don’t really like the sport of tennis that much. I don’t love it," Kyrgios told The Independent in 2015.

"It was crazy when I was 14. I was all for basketball and I made the decision to play tennis. I got pushed by my parents and to this day I can still say I don’t love the sport. It is just crazy how things go.

"I just love basketball, I love the sport. I always have."

With George in Atlanta he tried spinning the ball on his finger, did some trick shots and dunks on a small hoop and the pair faced off in a game of HORSE.

https://twitter.com/NickKyrgios/status/1153362172539330564?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

After their meeting Kyrgios said on Twitter that he had "so much fun" with the Globetrotter and later promised to try and take some of his new-learned skills to the tennis court.

"I’m going to try to put on a show for you, and at the end of the day we’ll hopefully get a win as well," Kyrgios told George, via ATP Tour.com.

“It was a lot of fun. Obviously, basketball is a sport that I probably can’t live without. I’m always following it.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0O56bxASQ5/

"So to have someone like Torch come down, someone who has played in the WNBA, she’s amazing. She taught me some new tricks, which was really fun. It was awesome."

Kyrgios will not play singles in Atlanta, instead opting to focus on men's doubles with American Tommy Paul. Their match is on Tuesday (AEST). Last year Kyrgios won the doubles title in Lyon with another American, Jack Sock.

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