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Nick Kyrgios Takes A Cheeky Swig Of Spectator's Beer To Celebrate Australian Open Win

Max Sherry

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Nick Kyrgios Takes A Cheeky Swig Of Spectator's Beer To Celebrate Australian Open Win

Nick Kyrgios celebrated his opening round victory at the Australian Open in style by having a cheeky swig of a spectator's beer.

He didn't fancy it at first, but ended up having a quick sip - albeit rather reluctantly.

The Aussie fan favourite ended up beating British star Liam Broady with relative ease to advance into the next round where he'll face top seed Daniil Medvedev.

The match itself was highly entertaining and the atmosphere inside the John Cain Arena was rowdy to say the least.

At first, it looked like the passionate partisan crowd was booing Kyrgios, to the point where the Australian actually paused the game to pull the fans up on it.

But it turns out they weren't jeering him at all - in fact, it was the total opposite.

Let's just say the sounds weren't "booooos" as such, but rather "SIUUUUUUUUs" in reference to legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and his iconic celebration.

"Yeah, it's just a stupid, f**k, I can't believe they did it so much," Kyrgios told report in his post-match press conference.

"They were doing some Ronaldo thing. Ronaldo does it every time he scores. It's like, I thought they were going to do it for like 10 minutes. They did it for two-and-a-half hours, like every point. I don't know why, but I don't know. It was a zoo out there."

And Kyrgios couldn't help but get involved with the electric energy, taking a sip of a fan's beer while he was leaving the court after his win.

The 26-year-old initially backed out, opting not to take a swig, but eventually succumbed to the pressure of the crowd and knocked back a sip.

The spectators then cheered as Kyrgios grinned at the camera.

Although Kyrgios' opponent Broady was public enemy number one while facing the Aussie in his own backyard, even he admits he enjoyed the atmosphere.

Broady said: "I know what Nick is like and I saw a few of the guys in the lockers before, who said: 'Are you ready for the disrespect out there?

"I don't think it's personal. If I felt like it was personal and malicious, then I would probably feel like he crossed the line.

"But our job is to entertain the people and for them to enjoy the tennis that they come to watch. He does that and full respect to him.

"Sometimes he makes you feel stupid with the shots he hits, with the underarm serves through the legs and the little lobs and the dinks and then the big hits.

"Sometimes you feel like a bit of a club player out there. That's what he does.

"But that's one ever his biggest weapons. If you told Nick to stop all of the stuff that he does it would take away a big strength of his game.

"So, I am all for it, to be honest, even when it's against me.

"The way he orchestrates the crowd, you see videos on TV, but it doesn't do it justice when you're playing on Nick Kyrgios' home court. It was pretty crazy out there."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Nine

Topics: Nick Kyrgios, Australian Open, Beer, Australia

Max Sherry
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