Nick Kyrgios claims he lost to Roger Federer because of a hot chick in the crowd

Laver Cup 2019 - Day 3

In the Laver Cup on Saturday, Australian Nick Kyrgios was pitted against the world number three Roger Federer.

As if that wasn't difficult enough by itself, it would appear that Kyrgios' day was made even more difficult by a certain member of the crowd.

Usually, if a sportsperson is put-off by a crowd member, it's because they're being rowdy, aggressive or annoying, but in this case, the reason was very different.

The 24-year-old lost to Federer 6-7, 7-5, 10-7, but was quick to explain to his team why he was unable to overcome the opposition.

According to Kyrgios, it wasn't because he was out of shape, not on top form, or that Federer simply played a better game than him, but actually because he saw a "really hot chick" in the crowd, which had distracted him from the game. 

As he sat down on the sidelines in the second set, Kyrgios could be heard telling his team that he had "lost concentration," explaining that, "I saw a really hot chick in the crowd. Like, I'm being jarringly honest - I'd marry her right now. Right now."

We're not sure if Kyrgios ever confronted the "chick" who had caused him so much bother in the match, but considering that he's still unmarried, it's safe to assume that he wasn't able to get what he wanted.

Watch Kyrgios telling his teammates about the girl below.

It's also not really clear whether the Australian was telling the truth. He says he's being honest, but if you're losing to one of the best tennis players in history, you're probably going to have a cover story to explain why you couldn't beat them. 

Seemingly "chick"-less, Kyrgios would withdraw from the tournament just a couple of days later with a shoulder injury, but he has confirmed that he will appear at the inaugural Zhuhai Championships, an ATP 250 event, having been given a bye through to the second round. 

Perhaps for this next event he'll be able to keep his eyes on the court, and away from the crowd.

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