Not shy of controversy, Kyrgios is not known for touching gestures.

Nick Kyrgios shows true class with his latest tweet

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Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is just one of those sportsman who seems to have a cloud of controversy following him wherever he goes.  

A very talented player yes, but often his performances are outweighed by his on and off-court antics.

No one could ever accuse him of being anything short of entertaining, however. 

Unfortunately for Kyrgios, the news around him is regularly that of the negative variety.

Whether it is being booed and accused of "tanking" during Wimbledon 2015, where the crowd felt he was deliberately not playing his best, or whether it was the ban and subsequent fine he received for insulting Stan Wawrinka by muttering derogatory terms about his girlfriend, all while the match was going on.  

Nick is no doubt a fiery figure, a huge personality in the sport, and one whose actions have been slammed on many occasion, and rightfully so.  

But, amongst the acts of petulance and angry exchanges, Kyrgios has shown he is more than capable of supporting a good cause.  

Recently, he tweeted his support for fellow tennis player Monica Puig.

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Puig recently tweeted that she would happily donate $10 for every ace she hits, starting from today in Beijing.  

Kyrgios tweeted: "Help me help @MonicaAce93 in her efforts to raise money for the people of Puerto Rico. #DonateWithMonica"

Now, this is not the first time sportsmen and women have come together to donate to a truly good cause, and it sure won't be the last.  

But, Kyrgios may now have shown fans of the sport what is really important.

He has shown that, despite the fact he can be reckless on the court and play the pantomime villain, when it comes to a good cause, he is willing to help.  

Once again sport wins in this scenario, showing players of all types can come together for a common cause, even Nick Kyrgios.

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