Kyrgios, Bouchard add star quality to Kids’ Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The thing about Kids’ Day events at tournaments is that the bring out the very best in the pro players who take part.

And Nick Kyrgios and Genie Bouchard were no exception Sunday morning at the Citi Open.


Kyrgios’s face completely changes when he’s around the kids.

It’s a mutual admiration society, on that level.

He knows they don’t judge him.

And the kids feel like he treats them like actual people, not mini-versions.

The event announcer kept saying they had to pack things up so they could prepare the court for the qualifying matches to come. But Kyrgios kept on going.

On the other side of the court, Bouchard looked to be enjoying herself as much as the little ones were.

Frances Tiafoe and Sofia Kenin also took part, a little earlier in the morning.

Then Kenin and Bouchard (wearing that same outfit), who are playing doubles together this week, hit the practice court.

Bouchard (and Jorge Todero) and Sofia Kenin (and father/coach Alex) hit the practice court Sunday at the Citi Open. (Stephanie Myles/Tennis.Life)

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