The Courier-Mail

Can loud­mouth bad boy Kyr­gios turn a new leaf or will it be an … OPEN AND SHUT CASE

- PAUL MALONE

TO­MOR­ROW is the first day of the rest of Nick Kyr­gios’s ten­nis life if he is smart enough to make the most of it.

Kyr­gios, who starts his US Open cam­paign against Andy Mur­ray to­mor­row morn­ing (Qld time), can change the con­ver­sa­tion with his words and deeds in the world’s media cap­i­tal.

A cer­tain seg­ment of the ten­nis de­mo­graphic, both in Aus­tralia and around the world, is not go­ing to give Kyr­gios a sec­ond chance.

It’s just as well that Kyr­gios has his 155,000 Twit­ter fol­low­ers, the ma­jor­ity of whom are likely to be his age or not much younger. Older gen­er­a­tions will not barrack for a 20-year-old with a sharp hair­cut and a sharper tongue.

But here are five ways Kyr­gios can start to win back the lost le­gion:

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