Nick Kyrgios shares touching message to Gael Monfils

Six-time ATP champion Nick Kyrgios showed some love to former world No. 6 Gael Monfils following their practice at the US Open. 

Kyrgios and Monfils, who are known to have a good relationship, practiced with each other at Flushing Meadows ahead of the last Grand Slam of the season.

After the practice, Monfils posted a picture with Kyrgios on his Instagram account. 

“Thankyou my brother,” Kyrgios wrote in the comment section, adding a love heart emoji.

“Your energy makes my day all the time. Always a pleasure. Goodluck and I’m always here for you.”

Kyrgios vows to put on a show at the US Open, Laver Cup

“My tennis family. I know there are ups and downs, those who struggle with me, those who get frustrated with me, those who hope for the best and those who dislike me. I want you to know that I will see you at US Open & Laver Cup. I’ll do my best to put on a show and hopefully be able to make all of you happy. I’m at peace,” Kyrgios said in an Instagram post.

Kyrgios was scheduled to play at this week’s Winston-Salem Open but he ended up withdrawing just minutes before his first round match against Andy Murray. 

Kyrgios was replaced by Noah Rubin, who ended up losing in straight sets to Murray. 

“Originally I was playing Nick and he had an injury to his knee so wasn’t going to play. I didn’t know if I was going to play tonight. They said if I was playing against a qualifier then I wouldn’t play and then I drew a lucky loser… so then I was playing Noah… It was tricky,” Murray said in his on-court interview. “It was obviously difficult for 45 minutes and then the first couple of games because you’ve gone over a strategy with your coach about the match you’re going to play and then obviously that changes.. Twenty minutes before you go on court you’re playing someone you haven’t played against.”