Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios got a little taste of the physical side of the game when he took a shot right to the face during a doubles match during the Fast 4 Tournament in Sydney, Australia.
The big man was sent tumbling to the ground when he took a point blank shot right to the mouth by Germany's Alexander Zverev.
The Aussie man teamed up with fellow compatriot Lleyton Hewitt to play Zverev and Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov.
Zverev saw a slow bouncing ball come his way as Kyrgios approached the net very defensively with his racquet in front of his face.
His raquet did not suffice in protecting the money maker, however, as Zverev's gentle shot hit Kyrgois square in the mouth, which left him comedically lifeless on the floor of the court.
Zverev then immediately reacted by climbing to the other side of the net and laying down to hug the motionless Krygios; all done with a smile.
Kyrgios was not genuinely injured by the incident, however, the shot was hard enough to draw some blood from the Aussie man's mouth.
The comical video can be seen below through the verified TennisAustralia account on Twitter.
The tweet was received well by the public, with Kyrgios's minor injury drawing many laughs and others tagging their friends in the post so they watch it as well.
Despite the little mishap, the Aussie team of Kyrgios and Lleyton Hewitt still won the match.
Kyrgios will look to keep his spirits high as he heads into the Australian Open, his home Grand Slam.
There is no doubting Kyrgios' ability on the court, with all the top players tipping him to win several tournaments in the future, but it is the mental side of things that he struggles with.
Way too many times he has lost his cool during games, eventually losing and crashing out of tournaments.News Now - Sport News