Sonia O’Sullivan: Home support and how it can drive you on
Thomas Barr and Rob Heffernan our leading hopes in World Athletic Championships
Robert Heffernan during the 50km walk in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He was eventually upgraded to a bronze medal. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho
Two sets up and obviously playing the better tennis, Nick Kyrgios looked to have the entire Melbourne crowd behind him on Wednesday night. Even those who don’t necessarily like him very much.
How he ended up leaving the court to some jeers is another reminder that home advantage doesn’t always work in your favour.