Nick Kyrgios still loves tennis, and he loves his two-year-old daughter.
The Aussie star – currently sidelined with a hip injury – revealed a special quirk to his lifestyle at the tail end of his seven-year professional career, namely keeping large amounts of cash wrapped in a paper bag close at hand at all times.
Apparently, this bag has secrets, like a collection of miniature guns.
“I had to tell the tour management guys in the locker room, ‘This bag has a lot of guns. When I get these I’m only gonna use them to kill the rats,'” Kyrgios said at the ATP media day in Indian Wells, California on Wednesday.
“Because some guys on tour carry around assault rifles, so for me, with a small kid, I like to look after my kid.”
Yes, as if you needed another reason to love the 24-year-old’s quirky lifestyle.
Nick Kyrgios admits he was not in the right frame of mind at Monte Carlo at the start of the clay-court season.
A light-hearted Kyrgios recalled there were real dangers in his life when he moved from Canberra to Melbourne five years ago.
“I had to burn a place down. I used heat and sometimes heat is killer,” he said.
“I knew how to drywall, but I didn’t know too much about the infrared gun which you need to put in the rooms.”