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Sport Nick Kyrgios tells AOC he wants to stay in athletes' village in Tokyo

01:08  23 january  2020
01:08  23 january  2020 Source:   theage.com.au

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AOC president John Coates says Nick Kyrgios would be a welcome addition in Tokyo , a dramatic Kyrgios opens his Australian Open campaign on Tuesday when he plays Italian Lorenzo Sonego. Life is a day-to-day proposition on Planet Kyrgios but, as it stands today, Coates wants him there.

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios has expressed an interest in joining his country's Olympic team in Tokyo . Coates has claimed this week he would be "proud" to have Kyrgios as an Olympian and said he was impressed The AOC then decides if it wants to include those athletes on its Olympics roster.

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Nick Kyrgios is so committed to representing Australia at the Tokyo Olympics he has already told officials he wants to stay in the athletes’ village — unlike most tennis stars who prefer to stay in luxurious hotels during the Games.

Kyrgios’ passion to represent Australia in Tokyo is a far cry from his broken relationship with the AOC four years ago when it issued a 16-page “please explain” letter, asking him to clarify every on-court indiscretion and every off-court blow-up over a two-year period.

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But after AOC president John Coates told the Herald on Monday he would be "proud to have Nick Kyrgios as an Olympian", Chiller said she We want our best athletes competing in Tokyo ." With Kyrgios unavailable and Alex de Minaur still a John Millman wants to see Nick Kyrgios in Tokyo .

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios has expressed an interest in joining his country's Olympic team in Tokyo Coates has claimed this week he would be “proud” to have Kyrgios as an Olympian and said he was impressed The AOC then decides if it wants to include those athletes on its Olympics roster.

Nick Kyrgios, Kitty Chiller are posing for a picture: Kyrgios and Australia’s chef de mission, Kitty Chiller, had a public brawl over his behaviour. © AAP Kyrgios and Australia’s chef de mission, Kitty Chiller, had a public brawl over his behaviour.

AOC president John Coates stunned many earlier this week when he told the Herald: “We would be proud to have Nick Kyrgios as an Olympian.”

Asked after his opening-round Australian Open win over Italian Lorenzo Sonego what he thought of Coates’ comments, Kyrgios revealed he already had his eye on the podium.

“I feel like if I’m there, I’ve got a genuine shot at winning a medal, one,” he said. “I'd love to be there with the other athletes representing Australia, two. So, yeah, I mean, I would obviously love to be there.”

Kyrgios isn’t just sizing up a medal but also his bunk bed.

He has indicated he wants to soak up the atmosphere of the athletes’ village, which is rare for a sportsperson of his profile. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Roger Federer and Andy Murray as well as the US basketball teams stayed in private hotels.

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MELBOURNE, Jan 21 — Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios has expressed an interest in joining his country’s Olympic team in Tokyo , four years after withdrawing from the Rio Games in controversial circumstances. The AOC then decides if it wants to include those athletes on its Olympics roster.

MELBOURNE – Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios has expressed an interest in joining his country's Olympic team in Tokyo , four years after withdrawing from the Rio Games in controversial circumstances. The AOC then decides if it wants to include those athletes on its Olympics roster.

Kyrgios was docked a point for arguing with the umpire over a close line call. © Getty Kyrgios was docked a point for arguing with the umpire over a close line call.

Not "New Nick". The man of the people now wants to be the man of the athletes' village.

This day seemed impossible four years ago as he and Australia’s chef de mission, Kitty Chiller, had a very public brawl over his behaviour.

It came to a head in late May 2016 when the AOC fired off a letter to Kyrgios ahead of his selection for the team to compete in Rio. At that point, he and Bernard Tomic were part of a shadow team nominated by Tennis Australia.

It has been assumed the 16-page letter set out behavioural demands that Kyrgios needed to agree to before he was selected. This is incorrect.

The letter, which has been seen by this column, asks for a response to every code violation from 2014 to 2016, as well as clarification of media reports and social media posts in which he brazenly mocked Chiller.

In many respects, the letter seems heavy-handed four years on. Normally, it is athletes facing police charges who are asked to explain their actions and disclose reasons why they shouldn’t be selected.

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MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios has expressed an interest in joining his country's Olympic team in Tokyo , four years after withdrawing from the Rio Games in controversial The AOC then decides if it wants to include those athletes on its Olympics roster.

AOC president John Coates said on Monday he would be "proud to have Nick Kyrgios as an Chiller, who is not chef de mission for Tokyo but remains on the AOC board, said this week she supported Nick Kyrgios signs autographs for fans after winning his first round match against Lorenzo Sonego

For all his juvenile and brattish behaviour, the worst incident on the Kyrgios dirt file was his infamous "Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend” sledge to Stan Wawrinka during a match in Montreal in 2015.

Kyrgios withdrew from the Australian team soon after receiving the letter from the AOC.

But that’s all behind him, it seems. For now. This week. Today …

As long as Kyrgios keeps the Gandhi thing going for the next few months, conducting himself with composure on the court and with a newfound spiritual maturity off it, he will be on the plane to Tokyo.

Read that again: next few months. It will be a significant step in his personal development if he gets through the next few days without self-immolating as his Australian Open campaign revs up.

Kyrgios rarely lets himself down in victory. How he behaves in defeat will be the true test of whether he’s become the “New Nick”.

Perhaps the answer is to win the tournament and then we won't find out. He continues his raid on his home grand slam on Thursday when he meets Frenchman Gilles Simon.

The clues to his turnaround aren’t so much in his admirable work to raise money for bushfire victims but the people who are now sitting in his box during matches.

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Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios has expressed an interest in joining his country's Olympic team in Tokyo Coates has claimed this week he would be “proud” to have Kyrgios as an Olympian and said he was impressed The AOC then decides if it wants to include those athletes on its Olympics roster.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios has expressed an interest in joining his country’s Olympic team in Tokyo , four years after withdrawing from the Rio Games in controversial circumstances. The AOC then decides if it wants to include those athletes on its Olympics roster.

Front and centre at Melbourne Arena for the match against Sonego was Lleyton Hewitt, his Davis Cup and ATP Cup captain. Hewitt will also be Australia's men's coach in Tokyo.

The pair’s bromance was widely publicised during the ATP Cup, but the reality is the relationship remains in its infancy.

At Wimbledon in July, Hewitt quietly crept into the back of the stands at Show Court 3 as Kyrgios and fellow Australian Jordan Thompson played each other in the first round.

“Old Nick” was putting on a show, abusing officials and barking at his own box while playing tweeners and serving underarm.

“Is he going to be fined?” he fumed at the chair umpire after a line judge incorrectly called one of his serves a fault. “Why not? I'm playing for hundreds of thousands of dollars and he's making mistakes like that."

Then he turned towards his box. “They are idiots,” he said. “F--king idiots.”

He eventually won — but the theatrics made Hewitt cringe. For most of the match, he shook his head in disbelief at what he was watching.

On Tuesday night, a composed Kyrgios kept looking at Hewitt and nodding. Then Hewitt nodded back. Then Kyrgios won, without uttering a single word in anger.

Meanwhile, outside every entrance at Melbourne Arena, hundreds of fans were patiently lining up, trying without success to grab a seat inside.

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Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios has expressed an interest in joining his country's Olympic team in Tokyo , four years after withdrawing from the Rio Games The AOC then decides if it wants to include those athletes on its Olympics roster. Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson.

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