has asked Ben Stiller for a movie debut in the wake of the hilarious incident at Indian Wells last week where the Australian infamously roped the Hollywood funnyman into his meltdown during a loss to .
Kyrgios fell to champion Nadal in a three-set thriller, eventually losing 7-6 (7-0) 5-7 6-4 to end an extraordinary tournament, with fans treated to 24-carat Kyrgios tantrums throughout the rollercoaster clash.
That included roping Stiller into a tirade against a heckling fan, saying: ‘Don’t tell me how to play.[Pointing at Stiller and his wife who were sitting nearby] Do I tell him how to act? No.’
When Kyrgios lost the match, he shook hands with Nadal before smashing his racket into the court – forcing a ball boy to duck for cover.
Nick Kyrgios smashes his racket during his Indian Wells loss to Rafael Nadal, during which he roped Ben Stiller into one wrath of man movie online free his meltdowns as the Hollywood star sat courtside
Derek Zoolander was one of the many characters actor Ben Stiller brought to life on the silver screen. Could a movie with Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios be next?
Kyrgios raged and fumed his way through his quarterfinal match against Nadal, including abusing hecklers and the chair umpire – and bringing Ben Stiller into it
He later apologised on Twitter and Stiller replied to that post, prompting Kyrgios to ask for a role in a Hollywood movie.
Stiller replied: ‘Great match today.’
Kyrgios responded on Sunday, writing: ‘Thanks.Maybe we can start working on the next film together, I think I got some acting in me. How is your tennis?’
Stiller replied on Monday morning. ‘I could use some help with my serve but maybe a new doubles team? We can discuss it on set …’
‘Done,’ Kyrgios concluded.
While that exchange was amusing, many of were straight out of his textbook on poor behaviour at global tennis events.
Kyrgios’ most memorable outburst came when he singled out Stiller in the crowd while dealing with a heckler.The exchange went like this:
Kyrgios: ‘Are you good at tennis?’
Kyrgios: ‘Exactly, so don’t tell me how to play. [Pointing at Stiller and his wife who were sitting nearby] Do I tell him how to act?No.’
Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor acknowledge the crowd after Kyrgios involved them in his heated exchange with a heckler at Indian Well.
Kyrgios was infamously handed a suspended ban of 16 weeks and an additional fine of $25,000 in 2019 for ‘aggravated behaviour’ after a meltdown in Cincinnati and a tirade at the governing body of the ATP, which the Aussie firebrand labelled ‘corrupt’.
Following the heated match against Nadal that saw a ball boy ducking for cover when Kyrgios smashed his racket into the Indian Wells court, the Aussie tennis star reached out to apologise and present the ball boy with a new racket.