Aussie firebrand Nick Kyrgios played out a childhood dream in Boston on Thursday, playing basketball at the home of his heroes, The Boston Celtics.
“I had an experience to play in Chicago in the Bulls’ arena and that was a special moment,” Kyrgios said.
“I have played in Madison Square Garden, I’ve played in the United Center. I’ve played in the TD Garden now.”
Kyrgios is in Boston to play in the Laver Cup as part of Team World.
“I never thought when I was 12 to 14 that I’d be playing, representing the world with some good mates, some good friends. It’s a special opportunity to go out and do something special,” he said.
“There is going to be some Celtics players watching as well, and that’s added pressure. If we can come out with a win, it’s going to make it even more special that we did it in such a special place as well.”
Kyrgios has played in the first three editions of the Laver Cup.
“Davis Cup is obviously similar to this. I think this carries a bit more weight,” he added.
“You don’t know how long you’re going to be at this level and how many times you’re going to play Laver Cup. I’m just going to embrace it again and these guys will enjoy it.”