Nick Kyrgios knows a thing or two about competition (Picture: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
Nick Kyrgios is a force to be reckoned with on the tennis court, with his razor sharp racket skills and charismatic persona.
Now the 26-year-old is taking on a new challenge as a commentator on Australian Ninja Warrior, watching from the sidelines as competitors battle it out in a bid to conquer the almost impossible obstacle course.
In a trailer released for the upcoming new season of the sports series, a voiceover introduces Nick as a new member of the presenting team, which previously starred cricketer Freddie Flintoff.
‘He’s Australia’s most exciting tennis superstar. Now Nick Kyrgios joins Ninja’s killer new team,’ the voiceover says, speaking over a montage of Nick dominating on the tennis court.
The teaser shows Nick watching in awe as contestants take on the course, egging them on as they entertain the crowd with their incredible athleticism.
However, at one point Nick sarcastically implies that they need to do more to impress him, stating: ‘Come on. Is that all you got?’
Several of Nick’s fans expressed their excitement over his new position on the show, with one writing on Instagram: ‘This is gonna be lit.’
‘How good is this!!!!’ someone else wrote in response to the trailer.
Nick is not competing in this year’s Roland Garros in France, having not played in the French Open since 2017.
In a recent Instagram post, he explained that he is currently struggling with neck pain, which is why he has taken a break from returning to the tennis circuit.
Sharing a clip of himself playing at Wimbledon, he wrote: ‘My tennis family, I’m sorry my return has been pushed back as I am having some uncomfortable pain in my neck at the moment.’
Nick outlined that he would not return to tennis until he could get his serve back on form.
‘I’m trying to get on top of it but as I can’t serve 100% I will only be returning when I feel I can make full impact on the tour. Will stay in touch,’ he said.
This year’s Wimbledon Championship is set to take place from Monday June 28 until Sunday July 11.
Australian Ninja Warrior is set to return on Nine in Australia later this year.
Credit: Original article published here.