Nick Kyrgios: Australian Black Mamba


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Nick Kyrgios: Australian Black Mamba

Australian Nick Kyrgios gave a teaching hour of basketball this week in Canberra. Kyrgios, 22, led the Canberra City Stallions against Norths in a basketball game played between the two sides. Kyrgios torched Norths to help his side achieve a 91-79 win. The 22-year-old messed around and scored 34 points -- 18 of those 34 came by the shots made beyond the arc.

Kyrgios, a Canberra native, is enjoying the offseason at his home. The Australian is known as a big fan of the game of basketball.Kyrgios played both sports as a kid before he and family decided to focus on a professional tennis career. The 22-year-old is a big fan of the Boston Celtics as he regularly follows the popular NBA franchise. 

Kyrgios season came to an end earlier than expected due to a hip injury. The Australian called it a season following a round-of-16 loss suffered to Ruben Bemelmans in Antwerp. Kyrgios bounced back in style after the Antwerp loss...by putting on a clinic in a basketball game.

The 22-year-old will certainly be hoping to translate his notable form from a basketball to tennis court in just over a month. Kyrgios is expected to open his season at the Brisbane International, which takes place from 31 December - 7 January.

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