It was the big Nick Kyrgios show. The flamboyant tennis player rocked the crowd in his debut match at the Australian Open. And even after the game he made the fans cheer.
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Nick Kyrgios is in the second round of the Australian Open – and how. The local hero prevailed against the Brit Liam Broady in three sets with 6:4, 6:4 and 6:3. The 26-year-old not only showed himself to be the better player, but also put on a tennis show as usual, which entertained the audience very well.
The Australian played a serve from below through his legs in the second game of the first set, which gave him a 2-0 lead. The crowd went wild – and that’s how it should continue in the second set.
Again with the score of 1: 0 and 40: 0 for Kyrgios, the crowd favorite unpacked the next special hit: a so-called tweener. A difficult shot in which the tennis player plays the ball through his own legs. Kyrgios also ended this tweener rally with a forehand longline in his favor. The crowd went wild and celebrated their number one.
Kyrgios treats himself to a sip of beer
Kyrgios also unpacked the tweener in the third set, this time without success. The audience didn’t bother, but hooted and cheered at every rally. Until the end. In the end, Kyrgios won the three sets in no danger, but his show continued after the match.
After he had already given a number of autographs and shot photos with his fans, he was offered his beer by a spectator.
Kyrgios first smelled the drink and laughed mischievously. It seemed as if it was too much even for him to indulge in the drink in front of the camera and a number of fans. But with a slight shake of his head, he pulled himself together and took a small sip – to the ecstatic enthusiasm of his followers.
It is at least doubtful whether the Australian and his fans will enjoy the game as much in the second round match. Then Kyrgios will face US Open winner Daniil Medvedev, who is the top favorite for the title after Novak Djokovic was excluded.
It’s quite possible that the days of the Kyrgios shows will be numbered on Thursday – at least at the Australian Open.