Nick Kyrgios will play in French Open for first time in six years so stunning girlfriend Costeen Hatzi can see ParisApril 4, 2022
TENNIS bay boy Nick Kyrgios will play at the French Open next summer for the first time in six years so stunning girlfriend Costeen Hatzi can see Paris.
Kyrgios doesn’t enjoy playing on the slower clay courts but will in 2023 so girlfriend Hatzi, 21, can visit the French capital.
The last time the Australian played at Roland Garros was in 2017.
Kyrgios told tennis reporter and host Blair Henley: "Next year I am going to go to Paris.
"I’m announcing that now, I’m going to the French Open.
"I haven’t played that in four years so I’ll be back next year.
“My girlfriend just wants to see Paris. I mean, I’ll play the French Open as well.”
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Kyrgios' furthest run in the French Open came in 2016.
The 26-year-old reached Round Three of the competition where Novak Djokovic who went on to win the Grand Slam final against Brit Andy Murray.
Kyrgios' first Grand Slam win came in doubles, winning the 2022 Australian Open.
He teamed up with fellow Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis to defeat Aussie duo Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell.
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On playing doubles, Kyrgios said: "I don’t give enough credit to doubles.
"That’s helped me a lot, and Thanasi as well. We’re both returning a lot better on the singles court.
“The way I’m serving, the way I’m returning and working the points and competing, it’s quite a sight to see.
“Mentally, I feel the best I’ve probably ever felt, to be honest… I’m seeming to find that balance at the moment, and I’m happy.”
The tennis ace and Hatzi have been dating since December.
Kyrgios, who is a smooth operator on the court, is just as smooth with his words.
The tennis star saw Hatzi's business account on Instagram and messaged her acting interested in buying one of the mirrors from the store.
Hatzi revealed, per 7news: "He was apparently scrolling through Instagram and saw my business account post (a selfie of me in the mirror).
"He messaged my business account asking if the mirror was available for pickup and then messaged my personal asking the same thing.
"It was a professional/friendly conversation and then he came to pick up the mirror from Sydney.
"I had no idea that was all a plan, I literally thought he was buying a mirror.
"He picked up the mirror and, as he would say, ‘it was love at first sight.'"
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