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

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.

The Irish Times
Please subscribe or sign in to continue reading.
The Irish Times

How can I keep reading?

You’ve reached an article that is only available to Irish Times subscribers.

Subscribe today and get the full picture for just €1 for the first month.

Subscribe No obligation, cancel any time.