Aussie tennis firebrand Nick Kyrgios and controversial British media personality Piers Morgan are set to face off in an explosive interview dubbed, “the interview nobody thought possible”.
The pair have traded barbs on social media over the years around Kyrgios’ tennis etiquette but the fan-favourite has now dialled into Morgan’s show Piers Morgan Uncensored to tell-all.
“The bad boy of tennis meets the biggest mouth in TV,” the show’s promotion of the interview said.
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Both Kyrgios and Morgan shared a snippet of the interview on their social media on Thursday with nothing off the table.
In the sneak peek, the duo discuss Kyrgios’ mother being threatened with a gun when his luxury car was stolen earlier this year, his experience of racism in Australia and playing the “villain” in tennis.
“You feel like the bad guy in a movie, the main villain,” Kyrgios says in the teaser trailer.
“Every time I went out onto the court I knew that I could spoil somebody’s day … I love it.”
The interview will be aired during Piers Morgan Uncensored in the UK on Friday AEDT and available to Australian viewers thereafter.
Kyrgios has only managed one match this year after his season was cruelled by injuries.
The 28-year-old missed the Australian Open in January after undergoing knee surgery and then had his comeback plans at Wimbledon derailed after he tore a ligament in his right wrist. He subsequently withdrew from the final two grand slams.
Once ranked world No.13, Kyrgios has since slipped to 192 in the ATP rankings.
In a change of scenery, Kyrgios joined the Tennis Channel’s commentary team ahead of the ATP Finals clash between Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev earlier this month.
While Kyrgios’ cameo was well received, a solitary slip of the tongue had his fellow commentators in stitches.
“When you look at people who have had sex … success against Medvedev,” Kyrgios said.
“Welcome to your first viral Tennis Channel moment, Nick. That was good,” American sportscaster Brett Haber said in response.