Tennis Today: Nick Kyrgios up to his old tricks on and off the court

In Tennis Today, Nick Kyrgios is having his usual fun and games not only on court, but also with the media.

What’s on the site
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What’s in the news
Australian media reported on Wednesday that Nick Kyrgios hired James Cerretani as his new coach with Courier-Mail quoting him as saying: “James is my coach now — you can quote me on that one.

“We have been working for a while now, especially the last couple of weeks.

“We’ve been talking on the phone a lot (in recent weeks), but starting in Tokyo it’s the first week we have been working together officially. It’s going well.”

But Kyrgios has now poured cold water over the story, posting the following on his Instagram Story: “Prime example of the media. Give them a little ridiculous information and they completely go with it. All love tho @jamescerretani – the bigger the story, the bigger the check.”

We are honestly not too sure what to make of it all.

What’s on social media
Kyrgios fun and games on the court.


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What’s on TV
ATP China Open

LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Arena

ATP Japan Open
LIVE – Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Action

WTA China Open
LIVE – BT Sport 1