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Kyrgios plays more Pokemon Go than tennis

2016-07-27 12:39
Nick Kyrgios (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios' attitude towards the game has made headlines again, after the Aussie player tweeted that he played more Pokemon Go than actual tennis.

The popular gaming app, which has taken the world by storm, has also captured the interest of the 19th-ranked tennis player in a few series of tweets regarding the animated franchise.

The 21-year-old’s Twitter feed has been flooded with references towards Pokemon Go where he tells his 187K followers that he’s more excited about the game than he is about converting a break point.

His affection for the game seems to be rapidly losing interest, as he recently said after his fourth round Wimbledon defeat to Andy Murray that he did not love the sport anymore and even called their match 'pathetic'.

Kyrgios is also not new to the distraction of gaming. He drew criticism after his loss to Murray saying afterwards that he prepared for their duel by playing video games.

Prior to the Toronto Masters, Kyrgios seemed unfazed when he pointed out that he wanted to catch Pokemon on court:

Kyrgios is probably regretting the previous tweet as he was sent crashing out of the first round of the Toronto Masters, when he was defeated by 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-3 on Monday (July 25).

After his defeat, Twitter responded to his Pokemon Go addiction and his loss in Toronto:

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