Nick Kyrgios on Impaulsive podcast: Tennis star

Nick Kyrgios has left his hosts a bit lost for words during a crazy appearance on Logan Paul’s podcast.

The Aussie tennis star spilled the beans on his private life and battles off the court during a chaotic cameo on the popular Impaulsive show.

In a wide-ranging interview released Wednesday morning, Kyrgios spoke openly about girlfriend Costeen Hatzi, his recent court case and his most dramatic moments in tennis.

However, the biggest surprise for his hosts was the moment he caught the Youtuber-turned-boxer off-guard with a declaration of love for the podcast.

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The 27-year-old was asked about his legion of celebrity fans and admitted he is still blown away to have Hollywood icon Will Smith, rap artist Drake and many others cheering for him.

“It’s just crazy. I’m not supposed to be here,” he said.

“Even here. I can’t believe I’m doing this right now to be honest. I’d watch you guys on TikTok in my bed like half naked in my bed. And now I’m sitting here.”

Paul responded to the comment saying: “GTFO”.

The interview, filmed in Sydney last week after Kyrgios had pulled out of the Australian Open to have knee surgery, also prompted several eyebrow-raising comments, including:

— Kyrgios does not believe the pyramids are man-made.

— He would have retired from tennis if he had defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2022 Wimbledon final.

— There were times 3-4 years ago that he was drinking “every day of the week” even in the middle of tournaments as he continued to deal with mental health issues.

— Bemoaned his recent court case where he was forced to make a £20,000 donation to a children’s charity after being sued for defamation by a Wimbledon heckler. Kyrgios in November made a formal apology to a woman after saying she looked like she’d had “700 drinks”, claiming she was heckling him from the grand stand.

The Aussie has been gushing over his partner, Hatzi, in recent months and his streak continued in his podcast appearance.

When asked if Hatzi had whipped him into shape, Kyrgios responded: “I don’t think I listened to her, but she gave me confidence. Things like that, just being present, saying things like, ‘You’ve got the talent here, you can actually go this far’.”

He also said he like to keep her happy by watching TV shows when he is much more of a movie enthusiast.

Among the startling revelation in the podcast, Kyrgios says he can still win a grand slam, despite admitting the nature of needing to win seven matches in the space of two weeks is “almost impossible” for him.

“Tennis is brutal,” he said.

“It’s tough because you play four or five hours and then you have one day off and then you have to do it again. And then that’s seven times in a row to win a grand slam, So it’s almost impossible.”

He said he wants to finally win that elusive slam so he can walk away from the sport.

“That was my chance. That was really my chance. If I’d honestly won that, I think I would have retired at least for a year or two,” he said of his loss to Djokovic.

“I think I can win a grand slam. Wimbledon I was right there. I was two sets away. I won the first set and I thought this is it. And then I just didn’t stay in the moment and he stayed super composed.

“I feel like I could do that. It’s weird, but I feel like it’s not even for me though. I feel like it’s for everyone else. All the haters as well. I could finally just rest. I could just go home and sleep in my bed and not deal with the s***.”

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