A month after Nick Kyrgios raised the collective eyebrows of the tennis world by inviting Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard to his box at Wimbledon, the livewire Australian is again the centre of attention.
It’s been an up and down few weeks for Kyrgios, who followed up an impressive Washington Open victory with a bizarre outburst at the Canadian Open soon after.
The on-court peaks and troughs don’t seem to be affecting his relationships off the court, with Kyrgios using his time in Canada to connect with the other Bouchard sister, Beatrice.
The eldest of the sisters posted a picture with Krygios in Montreal, days after Kyrgios’ exit from the Canadian Open.
“Good company,” the photo was captioned.
It received over 15,000 likes and nearly 500 comments at time of publishig
Eugenie Bouchard supports Kyrgios at Wimbledon
There were hoards of keen observers for Kyrgios’ grudge match with Rafael Nadal on centre court at the All England Club.
And Bouchard was one of them.
Sitting right behind Kyrgios’ father and entourage was none other than the Canadian tennis star, with Beatrice right next to her.
Genie Bouchard in Kyrgios' player box... pic.twitter.com/JejK8xQ2qL— Michael Gallo (@Galloots) July 4, 2019
Fans were immediately intrigued about why she was there in Kyrgios’ corner, and even more so when she sent out a tweet of the Aussie serving with a number of love heart eyes emojis.
She even hit back at a number of fans who criticised Kyrgios for serving underarm.
It has nothing to do with lack of respect. It’s literally just a different way to hit a serve. https://t.co/pjHdT2zFW7— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) July 4, 2019
Kyrgios and Bouchard have previously played mixed doubles together and seem to get along well off the court.
The pair practiced together in the lead-up to Wimbledon.
“He’s so chill, he’s very nice and was making the practice for me, which I appreciated,” Bouchard said.
“I asked him to do a couple really hard serves. I was able to return a few.
“It’s great for reaction because the ball comes so much faster — a different spin, more aggressive spin.
“Usually after hitting with a guy like that the ball seems slower when I’m hitting with a girl.”