Nick Kyrgios leaves a young fan in tears but makes up for it by gifting a racket



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Nick Kyrgios leaves a young fan in tears but makes up for it by gifting a racket

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios accidentally hit a kid with the ball but then made up for it by gifting a young fan with his racket. After getting hit by the ball, a young fan was left in tears. After realizing what he had done, Kyrgios ran to his bench and picked up one of his rackets.

As it became clear that Kyrgios was going to gift a racket to the fan, the crowd started cheering. Kyrgios ran to the stands and handed his racket to the young fan. The young fan was absolutely delighted after being gifted a Kyrgios racket.

Kyrgios, Thanasi Kokkinakis through to the semifinal

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis beat No.

6 seeds Tim Puetz and Michael Venus 7-5 3-6 6-3 to reach the Australian Open semifinal. Mats Wilander thinks Kyrgios' success in Melbourne is good for the tournament. "It [Kyrgios's success] is fantastic for the tournament," Wilander told Eurosport.

"Superstars are made of people going [to matches] to get their expectations fulfilled. "When you go and see Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal you get your expectations fulfilled whether they win or not. "Nick Kyrgios - I have to say - when he's on the big stage we have expectations of him.

And he fulfils them whether he wins or loses. He delivers just like all entertainers do." Meanwhile, former world No. 4 Johanna Konta thinks Kyrgios and Kokkinakis bring entertainment as a pair. "He loves playing at home and you can see the dynamic between the two [Kyrgios and Kokkinakis]," Konta said.

"How fun is it as a tennis fan, as an Australian tennis fan, to come out to Melbourne and see these two guys? "Obviously Thanasi did so well before the Australian Open, it's a shame he didn't get further at Melbourne, however it's great to see them still enjoying themselves."

Kyrgios and Kokkinakis will be battling No. 3 seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos for a place in the Australian Open final.