Nick Kyrgios' mum 'carjacked at GUNPOINT by masked man before tennis star helps foil thug who raced off in Tesla' | The Sun

NICK KYRGIOS' mum was "carjacked at gunpoint" before the Aussie tennis star helped cops track down his stolen Tesla.

The world No26's terrified elderly mother Norlaila is claimed to have opened the door of her Canberra home to a masked, gun-wielding thief.

An Aussie court heard that Mrs Kyrgios was forced by the alleged intruder to give away the keys to Nick's Tesla – before having to show them how to drive it.

After the frightening ordeal Norlaila is claimed to have dashed back into her home, with the Canberra Times reporting that she screamed to Nick and his manager Daniel Horsfall for help.

Quick-thinking Kyrgios used the Tesla app to limit his motor's speed to 80kmph (50mph) remotely – while tracking its movements and relaying them to cops.

Police were then said to be involved in a dramatic chase with the alleged thief, who is claimed to have driven on the wrong side of the road in a bid to escape.

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Cops were forced to change tactic in order to ensure public safety – eventually blocking the alleged robber off 35 minutes after the initial incident.

The alleged thief was subsequently taken to hospital before being arrested and refused bail by the court.

And the unnamed alleged perpetrator is yet to enter a plea.

He will next appear in court later this month, remaining in police custody in the meantime while the investigation continues.

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Kyrgios has spent much of this year at home, having been kept off the ATP Tour by injury.

Last year's Wimbledon finalist was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open in January in order to undergo knee surgery.

Kyrgios last played at the ATP Finals in Turin last November, competing in the doubles event alongside fellow Aussie Thanasi Kokkinakis.

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