'Dressed for the beach': Fans go wild for 'fresh' Nick Kyrgios kit

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Nick Kyrgios kicked off his Australian Open campaign against Italian Lorenzo Sonego on Tuesday night and fans couldn’t get enough of his new kit.

The Maverick Aussie walked out on court with a peach-coloured shirt and pants that resembled board shorts.

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The summer-style outfit had fans raving about his “fresh” new look.

While a few suggested he was better dressed to hit up the beach.

Kyrgios’ swagger matches his first-set performance after he raced through to take it 6-2.

Fans went wild over Nick Kyrgios' new outfit for the Australian Open. (Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios takes centre stage

Organisers were forced to start play on outside courts a half-hour early on Tuesday, with an insane 96 matches on the schedule.

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Some outside courts have seven matches scheduled for the day, with fears the chaotic schedule could be further disrupted.

And the Kyrgios rehabilitation regime will undergo its first big test of the summer as the mercurial star gets his Melbourne Park campaign underway, with a dozen other Australians also in action.

Getting warm support following his fundraising efforts for the Australian bushfires, Kyrgios nonetheless finds himself walking a tightrope with a 16-week suspended ban hanging over his head.

While he acquitted himself well at the ATP Cup, he admitted being far more relaxed in the team environment with the season-opening grand slam and best of five set matches expected to be much more of a physical and mental challenge for him.