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Nick Kyrgios overcome with emotion while paying tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant before Nadal clash

Nick Kyrgios of Australia waiting to serve in his first round match against Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on day two of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chaz Niell/Getty Images)

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Aussie star Nick Kyrgios has fought back tears while paying an emotional tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant ahead of his fourth-round Australian Open clash with Rafael Nadal.

Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine deceased in a helicopter crash earlier in California today.

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