‘Wish him the best of luck’: Giannis Antetokounmpo applauds Nick Kyrgios ahead of Australian Open


There’s nothing better in this world than two Greek stars of two different sports complimenting each other’s work ethic.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has been named NBA MVP for two years running, was asked about his experience with tennis and his relationship with Nick Kyrgios ahead of the Australian Open.

“Nick Kyrgios kind of has a shaky personality, he is basically… how can I say this politely? He is the Denis Rodman of tennis. I’m joking. He’s a good guy and I’ve had the opportunity to talk to him a little bit. I think he is a Miami Heat fan. I wish him the best of luck,” Giannis Antetokounmpo said in a press conference.

Kyrgios responded to the video on Twitter saying, “Keep doing you and inspiring brother”.

Giannis also spoke about his experience on the tennis courts, revealing that he once broke in to a tennis court with his brother when he was younger. It is safe to say, however, that Giannis won’t be making the switch to the racket sport.

“My tennis skills are terrible,” Giannis jokingly said.

“I played for the first time when I was around 10, with my little brother. It was a tennis court, we. snuck in and played for hours until they kicked us out.

READ MORE: ‘You’re nuts but I love you’: Giannis Antetokounmpo spreads tennis love to Nick Kyrgios

“Second time I played was in Milwaukee when I was 18, I was terrible.”

Giannis concluded by saying he was instead “really good” at ping pong. Putting a challenge out to the ping pong champs, Greek fans will wait to see if Tsitsipas or Kyrgios take up the ping pong challenge in the future.




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