Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios enjoyed a fun and unusual ride on Kings Island roller coaster on Friday in Mason, near Cincinnati where they will be playing the Masters 1000 next week. They are friends and on Thursday Murray had invited Nick through Instagram to go with him there the following day.
'Is Nick your best friend?' Kyrgios asked. Murray replied: 'If you can come to Kings Island with me tomorrow then, yes.' The Australian accepted and there they were. Murray commented: 'Great fun with @k1ngkyrg1os today at @kingsislandohio.
We weren't scared. Honest. I was only once. Apologies for the language.' On the ATP Tour Murray and Kyrgios have faced each other twice. They are tied 1-1 in the head-to-head meetings: Murray won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1, 6-4, at the 2016 Wimbledon fourth round, while Nick prevailed at the Queen's Club in June, winning 2-6, 7-6(4), 7-5.
That match marked the 31-year-old's return to competition. Murray and Kyrgios have been friends for a few years now, and their latest experience shows it even more. Cincinnati will be a crucial event for the 23-year-old, who is the defending finalist having lost last year's championship clash against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
Murray definitely has great memories from that tournament, as he won 2008 and 2011 titles and also played 2016 final.