July 3, 2021 9:16:42 pm
Nick Kyrgios thought he was perfectly prepared for his third-round match at Wimbledon. Then he realized he left his shoes in the locker room.
The Australian caused a slight delay to his match against Felix Auger-Aliassime because he didn’t have his proper grass-court shoes with him when he stepped onto No. 1 Court.
“I left my tennis shoes in the locker room. Good start,” Kyrgios said with a sheepish grin.
His mishap forced the two players to stand around for a couple of minutes before they could start their warm-up.
“The one day I thought I was being a professional,” Kyrgios joked, pointing out that he had all his rackets and clothes with him. “Walking out here so confidently and then, bang. Left the shoes in the locker room.”
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The warm-up could finally start after a Wimbledon employee came running out with Kyrgios’ shoes.
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