Greek Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios surprised patients at Queensland Children’s Hospital on Thursday by taking part in a virtual visit via video chat.
During the Juiced TV virtual visit, Kyrgios was questioned about hot topics like pets and Marvel vs DC. “I definitely prefer Marvel simply because of Robert Downy Jr, Ironman is my favourite superhero. Marvel for sure,” Kyrgios said in response to a question from one of the children.
He also admitted that his favourite player to verse is Roger Federer and his biggest rivals are Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
The 25-year-old also seemed to have a blast hanging out with the kids, too. Kyrgios played a game of pictionary with Hayden (hospitalised in Brisbane) and Claire (at Gold Coast University Hospital).
“I just want to say all you guys are amazing, you’re incredibly strong and I’m always thinking of you,” Kyrgios said.
“Stay strong, stay happy. I’d love to come back. I’d love to talk to more kids and also some of the workers (…) Stay strong and I’ll be waiting for you when the treatment’s finished,” he concluded.
On social media, Kyrgios posted that it makes him incredibly happy to partake in visits like theses.
It is recalled Nick Kyrgios announced he was not going to play in this year’s US Open. He made his decision for “my Aussies”, and for the people who have lost their lives in the covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier this year, Kyrgios showed a big heart and took to the streets of Canberra, to deliver food to anyone going hungry during the pandemic.
This is not the first time this year that the 25-year old has stepped up in a crisis and his charitable efforts have to be commended. During the Australian summer of tennis, he pledged to donate $200 for every ace he hit and it was his idea of the ‘Rally for Relief’ that helped raise millions of dollars for those impacted by the devastating bushfires.