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Tennis fans notice startling detail in Nick Kyrgios practice video

Nick Kyrgios (pictured left) smiling during a match and (pictured right) serving while Naomi Osaka watches.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured left) shared a training session with Naomi Osaka (pictured right) ahead of Indian Wells. (Images: Getty Images/Instagram)

Tennis fans were delighted to see Naomi Osaka watching a Nick Kygrios training session ahead of Indian Wells and the Aussie pointed out the reason why the champion joined him.

Kygrios travelled to the US to participate in Indian Wells, which is one of the biggest ATP 1000 events on the calendar.

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And footage showed Osaka intently watching Kyrgios send down serves during a private training session in Los Angeles.

While it is popular for WTA and ATP stars to train together for practice, many fans pointed out the four-time grand slam champion was quietly sitting in the corner and watching Kyrgios.

The Australian is widely considered to have one of the best serves on Tour.

And Kyrgios admitted Osaka showed him why she is a grand slam champ when she could be seen analysing every detail of his serve.

"Quick LA session with Naomi Osaka," Kyrgios said.

"Analysing my serve to find any small detail… Her hunger to learn was pretty epic to see from a champ like her."

Nick Kyrgios earns wildcard entries

Kygrios was fortunate to earn a wildcard entry to both the Miami Open and Indian Wells.

The Australian's appearance at Indian Wells will be his first since winning the Australian Open doubles title with Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Interestingly, Osaka also received a wildcard entry to Indian Wells.

The four-time grand slam champion has dropped to World No.80 after taking time away from the sport last year, and a disappointing Australian Open campaign.

Naomi Osaka (pictured) pumps herself up after a point against Amanda Anisimova at the Australian Open.
Naomi Osaka (pictured) received a wildcard entry into Indian Wells. (Photo by AARON FRANCIS/AFP via Getty Images) (AARON FRANCIS via Getty Images)

However, Indian Wells holds sentimental value for Osaka having won the title in 2019m, before going on a run that ended in her winning her maiden grand slam title.

"To return to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the place I won my first big event, it's special. It was special in 2018 and it will be special again this March," Osaka said.

World No.1 Ash Barty announced she won't be taking part at Indian Wells or the Miami Open as she continues to rest.

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