Nick Kyrgios reveals brilliant reason why he refuses to wear suit and tie at Wimbledon live on TV for BBC commentary

The Sun   11/07/2024 15:41

NICK KYRGIOS has never been one to conform to the norms.

And his choices of clobber at Wimbledon are no different.

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He even opted for a Boston Celtics hoody live on BBC TV

The controversial Aussie, 29, had BBC TV viewers in stitches when he wore a massive Stone Island puffer coat and cap beside Centre Court for his punditry duties - in the middle of British summertime.

And he even wore a Boston Celtics hoody on set following his beloved basketball team's heroic NBA Championship win last month.

The casual look is a stark contrast from the more formal attire of his Wimbledon BBC colleagues - including suited-and-booted Tim Henman and John McEnroe.

With improved weather after a wet and dreary Wimbledon Championships, commentator Nick Mullins cheekily referenced the infamous jacket.



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But Kyrgios - who is set to return from secret wrist surgery next month - gave a very plausible and considered explanation behind his on-screen outfits at Wimbledon.

Mullins said: "One or two threatening clouds but nothing significant and the roof is open and it feels almost summer-ish.

"Nick has not got his big puffer jacket on which is always a sign of our climate."

But a laughing Kyrgios on co-commentary replied: "No, that’s just style.

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"We gotta try and appeal to the younger fans, you know?

"They’ll understand where I’m going with that."

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Mullins asked: "What’s wrong with a collar and tie?"

And Kyrgios added: "No, I love it. I don’t mind a bit of old school too but need to find that balance in this sport."

Kyrgios was also quizzed on his gear by McEnroe.

The outspoken three-time Wimbledon champ sarcastically quipped: "You're so dressed up.

"Give me a break he's cold come on. When are you going to step up and get dressed up? You're a good-looking guy. You are.

"When are you going to dress up and wear a suit?"

And Kyrgios finally relented and conceded: "Sometimes, maybe for the final, let's see."

The BBC were forced to defend their decision to employ Kyrgios, who escaped a criminal record despite admitting to assaulting his ex-girlfriend.



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The 2022 runner-up, though, has added plenty of enthusiasm and energy to the BBC commentary team, weighing in on Taylor Fritz's "have a nice flight home" drama.

However, he caused a stir by slamming Andrew Castle for his commentary - soon before joining him on air.

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