From The Sydney Morning Herald January 10th 2017 http://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/nick-kyrgios-takes-aim-at-us-president-elect-with-antidonald-trump-tshirt-20170109-gtoi25.html?platform=hootsuite
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has made a strong political statement heading into the Australian Open, wearing an anti-Donald Trump t-shirt after his Fast4 victory over Rafael Nadal in Sydney.
Kyrgios, who was forced to scramble through his bag for a shirt after his laundry didn't arrive following his match against Nadal, is clearly no admirer of the US President-elect.
The world No.14 had just strapped ice on his injured knee when he was summoned to the post-match press opportunity, grabbing the eye-catching shirt so he could fulfil his media obligations.
The 21-year-old wore a shirt that had Trump's face covered with devil-like illustrations and the words "Fuck Donald Trump" down the bottom.
Asked about the decision to wear the shirt, Kyrgios said: "It's pretty explanatory".
Following the interview he went back to the locker room and changed into his Nike-sponsored shirt before returning to watch teammate Bernard Tomic against Dominic Thiem.
In Kyrgios' defence, there were no video cameras present for the interview but it was hard not to notice what he was wearing.
The enigmatic Australian was at his brilliant best on Monday night, overcoming the 14-time grand slam champion in five reduced sets in front of a packed house at the new International Convention Centre.
He came into the match under an injury cloud after hurting his knee playing basketball over the holidays, and despite icing the injury straight after the match, he didn't seem hampered by it.
"I was starting to feel it a little bit towards the end but I had to test it today," Kyrgios said.
"If I can't play Fast4, then it's not going to be looking great for a best-of-five at a grand slam. But I'm really happy with how it pulled up. I have a couple more treatments to go with what I'm doing. I think I'm improving every day.
"I just have to do all the right things. Ice it now, look after it and take extreme caution. At this stage I'm playing [in Adelaide] but things can change."
While Kyrgios is keen to get back out on the basketball court, he has been advised to stay away from the hoops.
"I would but I'm not allowed to, but maturity levels are high now," Kyrgios joked.
"Nah, I want to play but my team has told me 'look Nick, you have a pretty big couple of weeks', so I can play afterwards. I'm leaving it a little bit. It was just the load. I had a week off in the Bahamas then went into some pretty heavy training. I obviously didn't have much strength and conditioning for a little bit. Obviously just playing [basketball], I wasn't look after it right. You live and you learn."
Just as Kyrgios did against Nadal, Tomic required five sets to overcome Thiem - helping Australia to a 2-0 win in an entertaining night of tennis.