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Nick Kyrgios Brilliantly Shut Down 'Depressing' Questions From Reporters, He's Absolutely Spot On

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Nick Kyrgios Brilliantly Shut Down 'Depressing' Questions From Reporters, He's Absolutely Spot On

Nick Kyrgios has hit the nail on the head here.

The Australian tennis star wasn't having a bar of the "depressing" questions coming his way after he had just qualified for his first senior grand slam final.

His response is pure class.

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Kyrgios and doubles partner Thanasi Kokkinakis had just beaten Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers in the semi-final of Australian Open, meaning they will now meet fellow compatriots Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell in an all-Aussie final.

But instead of discussing the duo's incredible against-the-odds run to the doubles final, reporters at the post-match press conference seemed more interested in the rowdy partisan crowd inside Rod Laver Arena.

Asked what they thought the atmosphere would be like and whether it'd be any different from their previous games, Kyrgios fired back, saying: "You answer that question, how do you think it's going to go?"

The journalist responded by saying that Kokkinakis and Kyrgios has generally had more support throughout the tournament but wondered if that would change given the fact that they were now facing two other Aussies.

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"Hopefully {the support will remain the same]. Wouldn't be against the idea," Kokkinakis said.

"At the end of the day they can support who they want to support, but hopefully they're for us. We couldn't ask for anything more as far as the crowd support so far.

"I think there was a few (fans) in their match, there were a lot in our match, and hopefully that tells the story."

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A second journalist then asked another follow-up question on what the crowd might be like.

"Up until today, you've played on courts where you can get people in on ground passes, today was the discounted centre court," the reporter said.

"Past the finals, it's going to be $500 a ticket, do you think that might have an impact [on the support]? How are you going to rev up a crowd that's forked a bit more cash out?"

Kyrgios then snapped, giving a brilliant response which well and truly shut everyone up.

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"These questions are so depressing," Kyrgios said.

"Like, we've got four Aussies in the final. Can we stop dividing, which crowd's gonna go for who, it's just amazing we've got four Aussies in the final, Ash (Barty) is doing her thing, Dylan (Alcott)'s last Australian Open, can we up the energy a little bit? It's f**king awesome.

"Can we have some hype questions? I'd rather just walk out, I dunno."

Kokkinakis added: "Hopefully we can get as many people in the stadium as possible. Craig (Tiley) might not be happy with this, but if that means dropping a couple of prices so we can fill the stands, whatever can get it packed or whatever he's allowed - the more the better, the atmosphere will be unreal.

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"That's honestly what we've been playing for all week. The wins are a bonus. But to see kind of the traction it's gotten and the energy it's gotten, and how much everyone is supporting, that's what we thrive off of. So hopefully we can have that."

Featured Image Credit: AO

Topics: Nick Kyrgios, press conference, Australian Open, Australia

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