In the build up to the ATP Cup, the Tsitsipas family talked about music projects they’ve taken, and how they hope to get Nick Kyrgios to collaborate as well.
During the pre-tournament press conference, brothers Stefanos and Petros – who make up half of Greece’s four-man team – along with their father Apostolos started their own conversation.
Petros, two-years Stefanos’ junior, started the conversation, talking about how he had gotten into making music, before the World No 6 claimed it would be good to have the mercurial Australian on board as well.
The conversation went thus:
Petros: “I don’t think Nick is into doing music so much. I don’t know. I recently got into music. I’m creating some songs from now and then.”
Stefanos: “I think we can manage a way to push Nick to get along and help us out. At least he’ll for once get creative and be part of something important, you know. Music is a great thing that we have.”
Apostolos: “Actually I’ve seen his last interview. He said he didn’t miss tennis so much.”
Stefanos: “Really? Well, he might miss music after making some music with us.”
Kyrgios back on court
Kyrgios, currently ranked 47, will be playing his first competitive match since the pandemic began last year on Tuesday, when he takes on Frenchman Alexandre Muller at the Murray River Open.
Earlier this week, the 25-year-old from Canberra said in an interview that he did not miss the players or the game that much during the break.
“I’m not going to lie. I didn’t miss the game that much,” he said.
“I’m a competitor. I compete with everything I do. I was playing computer games, that kind of stuff, getting my little competitive edge there. I didn’t really miss the game at all.
“I don’t miss too many people on tour to be honest, apart from all the Australian guys and a couple of good friends.”