CM – Brisbane International: Nick Kyrgios visits Ronald McDonald House

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Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios spent the afternoon before his tournament title defense started hanging out with sick children at Ronald McDonald House in Brisbane

Nick Kyrgios during practice at Brisbane International on Sunday Image: Chris Hyde / Getty Images Source: Getty Images

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios spent the afternoon before his tournament title defense started hanging out with sick children at Ronald McDonald House in Brisbane

The 23-year-old has gained media attention in recent days after suffering a spider bite on his foot over Christmas and then telling the media if he won the Australian Open that he would not play for the rest of 2019

But although he admits he may be a little rusty as he begins his Brisbane international title defense on Monday, Kyrgios slapped a smile at Ronald McDonald House and met fans, some of whom who overcame serious illnesses, like little Rita Winderlich had a viral respiratory illness which became septic

« It was really great to see them, and I hope they stay strong and all the best for them and their families, » Kyrgios said

Nick Kyrgios meets Rita, 2, and her mother Jodie Winderlich at the Ronald McDonald mansion in Brisbane on Sunday Image: Josh Woning / AAPSource: News Corp Australia

He said he had heard of some of their conditions, which were « very sad and moving », but hoped that his visit might give them a little more hope and conviction that they can get away with it. get out

Kyrgios spoke about his own similar foundation for underprivileged and disadvantaged children, with a facility under construction in Melbourne

« Now is not even the time of my day; it’s something that I want to do, I want to meet these people and I hope to try to make a difference, « he says

Rita’s mother Jodie Winderlich said it was fantastic to meet Kyrgios, given the family’s six-week ordeal with Rita’s disease

« We were transported from Bundaberg to Brisbane and when we brought her here she had septic shock and we lost her twice, » Ms Winderlich said

« She’s come a long way since that six weeks ago, and we’re just waiting to get back to Bundaberg now

« It’s great to meet Nick, considering he’s been in his prep time to come see all the kids here at home »

Kyrgios faces American he defeated in last year’s final, Ryan Harrison, in the first round on Monday

Meanwhile, Spanish No second seed Rafael Nadal posted on Instagram that he ‘can’t wait to be back’ at Brisbane International as he boarded a plane

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CM – Brisbane International: Nick Kyrgios visits Ronald McDonald House


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