Sporting Life: In the Nick of time, is Kyrgios growing up?

Individual sport still has a quality of jazz and Nick Kyrgios resembles a moody, improvising trumpeter. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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The kid in the stands has his cap turned backwards. Member of the Kyrgios-ites. A tribe cool, cheeky, controversial yet, gulp, now also a little conventional. After he tames the world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev at the US Open, Nick Kyrgios says: "I'm just trying to work hard every day, try to make every practice session count, getting to sleep."

Oh dear god, is Nick Kyrgios growing up? Can we stand it?

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