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Hey, true brew: Kyrgios tunes up for ATP Cup with a few ‘frothies’

“I have had one session; the body held up well.”

Having raised eyebrows when he was seen drinking until 11.30pm the night before he lost last year’s second-round Wimbledon clash to Rafael Nadal, Kyrgios could have been forgiven for keeping quiet his New Year’s celebrations.

Nick Kyrgios gets back into the swing of things at practice in Brisbane on Wednesday.

Nick Kyrgios gets back into the swing of things at practice in Brisbane on Wednesday.Credit:Getty

But he was quite happy to elaborate on that too.

“I had a couple of frothies last night, I am feeling good,” he said.

Kyrgios’s on-court behaviour will no doubt also come under scrutiny in Brisbane.

He will start 2020 with a 16-week suspended ban and fine that he copped from ATP officials last year.

Asked if he was in a good space now, Kyrgios shrugged: “I mean, it is New Year’s today.

“I am feeling all right. I feel refreshed.”

The former world No.13 finally got serious, saying the team environment of the ATP Cup would bring out his best.

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“I love being around the boys. I love the team environment,” he said.

“I do what I can to get the best out of these boys and I know I have their support –I just go out and bring good energy.

“And us Aussies we travel throughout the year. I was away for six and a half months (in 2019) so to be able to play in front of our home fans is awesome.”

Kyrgios is joined by world No.18 Alex de Minaur in the Australian team for the inaugural 24-team event, which starts on Friday.

AAP

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