'Adds to the show!' - Nick Kyrgios does Cristiano Ronaldo celebration and swigs fan's beer at Australian Open
Nick Kyrgios delivered a staggering array of showboating during his first-round match with Britain's Liam Broady at the Australian Open, but it was perhaps his antics after the match which will be most memorable. First, the Australian copied Cristiano Ronaldo's iconic celebration - much to the delight of his raucous supporters - and then moments later he grabbed a swig of a fan's beer.
'Adds to the show!' - Kyrgios drinks fan's beer in celebrating victory
Nick Kyrgios pulled off some extraordinary showboats in his Australian Open first-round victory over Liam Broady and celebrated by drinking a fan's beer and copying Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 26-year-old had been a serious doubt to play at all at Melbourne Park after he recently tested positive for Covid-19, but he certainly turned up in what was an electrifying performance on the court - and with plenty of antics on the side.
The mercurial Australian pulled off a truly audacious underarm-tweener serve to stun Britain's Broady, who could only plant a feeble return into the net. That was just one of an array of wacky shots and amusing asides in his straight-sets win.
"I feel quite embarrassed as an Australian athlete that's seen what this guy has done for us and the sport," Kyrgios said on Instagram.
”I just don't think it's right how we're handling it. But the media loves to do that, loves to divide and I don't want this to take away from any of the great results all the other Australians are having."
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