Nick Kyrgios Forgets to Bring Shoes for Match at Western and Southern Open

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistAugust 14, 2018

MASON, OH - AUGUST 14:  Nick Kyrgios of Austraila cools down between games while playing Denis Kudla during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 14, 2018 in Mason, Ohio.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Nick Kyrgios had a slight footwear mishap prior to his first match at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Tuesday.

After walking on the court for his first-round matchup against Denis Kudla, Kyrgios realized he forgot to pack tennis shoes in his bag when he came out of the locker room: 

The slip-up resulted in a brief delay, although the 15th-seeded Australian was able to procure the appropriate kicks before proceeding with play as scheduled. 

Kyrgios, who was coming off a first-round loss at the Rogers Cup, defeated Kudla 6-7(2), 7-5, 7-6(9) to set up a second-round date with Borna Coric. 

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