“Literally a month and a half ago, I was actually playing basketball with some boys back home and I said to one of them, ‘I think I’m going to have some fun and maybe win Wimbledon’,” said Nick Kyrgios after losing to Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon Final on Sunday. “Then I’m here as a finalist. I didn’t hit for more than an hour a day.”
As amazing as his ride has been since then, there is an Indian hand in that journey.
Mahesh Padmanabhan, the Indian-origin basketball player and now trainer from Australia, oversees the basketball games that Kyrgios referred to. Kyrgios plays with a band of college and semi-professional basketball players.
Doing his thing on the grandest stage ????
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For a while now, by his own…