Nick Kyrgios shares touching picture with fan – ‘His eyes lit up and I could tell he didn’t feel alone’

Shahida Jacobs
Nick Kyrgios in action
Nick Kyrgios in action on the ATP Tour

Nick Kyrgios gets a lot of stick for his on-court and off-court antics, but sometimes he knows how to melt hearts and he has done this yet again with a social media post post.

Currently on the sidelines following knee surgery in January, Kyrgios is keeping his fans entertained with his life off the court.

On Tuesday he decided to pick out “one of my favourite moments in my entire career” and as he shared a photo with a young fan who had alopecia from the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

The Australian’s elder brother Christos Kyrgios also suffers from alopecia – a condition that often leads to a person losing all the hair on the entire scalp.

“US Open a couple years ago… This young fan was sitting courtside and watched my entire match,” he wrote on Instagram. “After I finished I went up to him and noticed he was nervous and as I approached him he was a little insecure about his condition.

“I told him my brother had the exact same condition and he lives a beautiful life, as soon as I told him this his eyes lit up and I could tell from that moment on he had a different outlook and he didn’t feel alone. One of my favourite moments in my entire career, blessed someone captured this moment ❤️🙏🏽”

Kyrgios is yet to confirm when he will return to action following knee surgery as he not played any competitive tennis since last November’s ATP Finals when he took part in the doubles alongside Thanasi Kokkonakis.

He was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open at the start of the year and was initially expected to be out of action for up to two months, but he remains out injured.

The world No 26 has signed up for an exhibition match with Holger Rune at the Energi Danmark Champions Battle at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on May 24, but it remains to be seen if the encounter will go ahead.

There have also been suggestions that he could play at the French Open, which gets underway on May 28, but the 28-year-old is yet to confirm his plans.

Last year he claimed that he will return to Roland Garros this year “in the name of love”, saying: “I haven’t played that in four years so I’ll be back next year.

“My girlfriend just wants to see Paris. I mean, I’ll play the French Open as well.”

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