It seems Nick Kyrgios might be entertaining tennis fans for a little while longer this US Open.
And as is often the case it wasn’t so much his tennis but rather his on-court antics that were doing the talking.
It also seems he hasn’t burned all his bridges on the WTA Tour after that sledge to Stanislas Wawrinka, which implicated WTA Tour player Donna Vekic, because he has snagged Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard as his mixed doubles partner.
And didn’t the young pair deliver a performance.
Fist-bumps, giggling furtive chats at the change of ends, even playful towel fights.
Oh and they won too, defeating Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina and New Zealand’s Artem Sitak 5-7 6-3 (10-3) in a final-set super tiebreak.
The laughs and flirting continued in the post-match on court interview, where Kyrgios took the blame for dropping the first set.
“She was very forgiving for me in the first set, obviously I think I let her down a little bit. But it was a lot of fun,” Kyrgios said.
“The crowd was awesome and she was a lot of fun. She had a tough (singles) match today so to even come out here and put on a performance like that is pretty impressive. I’d probably give us an A+.”
Kyrgios who it seems has never been backward in coming forward even admitted he asked Bouchard to pair with him.
The duo will play No.4 seeds Martina Hingis and Indian doubles champion Leander Paes in the second round.