Controversial tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios has given a glimpse of his softer side in a hilarious interview with a budding young reporter.
Lawn Tennis Association has released footage of the world ranked 39 Australian being grilled by young tennis fan Vuk in a sit down interview during the rain-interrupted Queen’s Club Championship tournament in London.
With no topic off limits, Vuk wasn’t afraid to ask the tough questions about Kyrgios’ controversial antics on and off the court and got some surprisingly candid responses.
Young tennis fan Vuk had plenty of tough questions for Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios
The cheeky youngster began the interview by asking Kyrgios whether he is told off off when he doesn’t work hard at tennis.
‘I don’t have a coach so no one tells me anything, but yeah I should work hard,’ Kyrgios replied before copping a roasting.
‘Some people told me, not me, that you don’t try sometimes,’ Vuk said.
Kyrgios replied: ‘Yeah, I don’t. Yeah, makes me a bad guy though.’
The interview was held during the Queen’s Club Championship tournament in London
The young reporter followed up with some words of wisdom for the tennis star.
”You ought to try,’ Vuk urged.
A surprised Kyrgios replied: ‘Yeah, you’re right.’
Kyrgios also discussed his great friendship with British tennis great Andy Murray and saw the funny side when quizzed about his recent spat with current world number one Novak Djokovic.
‘Who’s that,’ he asked.
‘He’s the Serbian tennis player,’ an exasperated Vuk replied.
Kyrgios added: ‘Oh yeah, I think I know him. Sorry.’
The world ranked 39 player was honest and candid in his sit down interview with the youngster
Nick Kyrgios said meeting Vuk was the highlight of his day and later retweeted the interview
Not all of the interview was about tennis, as the pair chatted about Fortnite, Call of Duty and dance moves.
When the interview ended, Kyrgios said it was the highlight of his day and later retweeted the footage.
‘Haha this lil dude,’ he tweeted.
Kyrgios has made to the final 32 at the Queen’s Club Championship, where he’ll take on 34th world ranked Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
Kyrgios is playing in the Queen’s Club Championship tournament in the lead up to Wimbledon