Nick Kyrgios was not expecting a question about his bananas after a straight sets win in his Australian Open round one match.
So when he got one, he was deeply unimpressed and let the reporter know it.
Kyrgios threw a banana peel into the crowd after beating Lorenzo Sonego, along with plenty of other stuff.
In the reporter’s defence, he may have been alluding to the Open’s ‘Banana-gate’ incident, in which French player Elliot Benchetrit was slammed for asking a ball-girl to peel a banana during a qualifying match.
Kyrgios was asked: “Nick, there was a moment at the end of the match where you were cleaning up, I think you tossed away a banana. Was that just so the ball-kids wouldn’t have to do it?”
Any possible context for the strange question was lost on Kyrgios, so he responded accordingly.
“You’ve gotta do better than that, mate, come on,” Kyrgios said.
“Come on now. Oh my God. God.
“Is it a serious question? Oh my God … next question.”
Kyrgios was also underwhelmed when asked about how he handled a brief lights failure in the second set.
“I won the match in straight sets, so I wouldn’t say it was too much of a distraction,” Kyrgios said.
When the reporter followed up by asking if it would have bothered him in the past, Kyrgios said: “I was joking. You obviously didn’t get the joke.
“I mean, the lights just dimmed. I mean, what kind of response do you want from me right now?”
His answer was followed by a round of eye-rolling and head-shaking.
Kyrgios will play French veteran Gilles Simon in the second round. He could potentially face world No.1 and sometimes nemesis Rafael Nafal in the fourth round.