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Nick Kyrgios Hilariously Shuts Down Journalist Who Grills Him About His Clothing

Max Sherry

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Nick Kyrgios Hilariously Shuts Down Journalist Who Grills Him About His Clothing

Nick Kyrgios was absolutely grilled by one reporter for his choice of clothing during his fourth round clash at Wimbledon.

But the Aussie wasn't going to roll over easily, laughing off the journalist's questions before well and truly putting him in his place.

Kyrgios had just beaten Brandon Nakashima to advance to the quarterfinals of the prestigious tennis tournament.

It was a gutsy performance in front of a packed-out Centre Court, but it seemed a section of the media wasn't interested in highlighting just how impressive he looked.

Rather than comment on the match itself, one journalist decided to ask Kyrgios why he chose to wear a red hat and red Jordan shoes while making his way onto the court.

Kyrgios didn't play in either the trainers or the cap, although the reporter was on hand to remind him that he was, in fact, breaking Wimbledon's strict all-white dress code by even being seen in them.

During the post-match press conference, the journo insinuated that the Aussie invites controversy by doing stuff like this, but Kyrgios handled himself pretty well during the frosty exchange.

"Why then would you walk on to centre court with bright red trainers on and do an interview in a red cap?" the Daily Express writer asked.

To which Kyrgios responded: "Because I do what I want."

But the journo hit back.

"So you're above the rules?" he added.

But Kyrgios wasn't having a bar of it.

"No," he replied.

"I'm not above the rules. I just like wearing my Jordans."

However, the journalist kept on going.

He then told Kyrgios the news that the referees were going to be speaking to him, adding he "didn't want to spoil the surprise".

The reporter added: "So everyone else in both draws follows the rules but Nick Kyrgios doesn't?"

"Nick has just moaned about the controversy that surrounds him... you've laughed it off? So that's all part of it, isn't it?"

Kyrgios wasn't going to bite though, refusing to raise his voice yet still being abrupt with his answers.

"I haven't moaned. I love it," Kyrgios said.

"Yeah, it's just more attention for me. What's that saying? Any publicity is good publicity, right?

He then signed off with the knockout blow.

"Keep doing you then, champion," he said.

Brutal.

At this point, it remains to be seen whether Wimbledon officials decide to pull Kyrgios for a quiet chat about his pre and post-match choice of footwear.

As for the player himself, there's no doubt that he's the star attraction at the All England Lawn Tennis Club this year as he prepares to take on Chile's Cristian Garin for a spot in the semi-final.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Wimbledon/Alamy

Topics: Australia, Tennis, Nick Kyrgios, Wimbledon

Max Sherry
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