Nick Kyrgios was being Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart.
The enigmatic Aussie, serving at 1-2, 40/15 against Italy’s Matteo Berretini, snuck in an underarm serve and charged the net. Berrettini retrieved the surprise opening and threw up a lob, which Kyrgios gingerly tracked down, giving himself an opportunity for another one of his favourite shots: a tweener.
Berrettini volleyed the tweener lob, but Kyrgios then struck a forehand that the Italian couldn’t handle at net. Berrettini, however, earned the last laugh of the day, advancing 6-3, 6-4.