It's exciting for me when a promising Australian comes along who doesn't give off the vibe of being a jerk. It's common in my adopted country for sports heroes to have massive chips on their shoulders. I'm not sure if it is the underdog status or the highly competitive nature of Australians that makes them that way, but I find that it's hard to root for the majority of Australian sports people. Lleyton Hewitt in his prime and Bernard Tomic are just two examples.
Yesterday, Nick Krygios, the junior world No.1 and current Australian Open boy's champion, announced his arrival to the big boys' club when he beat Radek Stepanek in three tiebreak sets. He received entry to the main draw courtesy of a wildcard after countryman John Millman withdrew with injury.