Nick Kyrgios Attends His Own Met Gala After Tennis Stars Steal the Show in New York

Published 09/15/2021, 11:05 PM EDT
Nick Kyrgios of Australia looks on during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day eight of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)


Australian tennis professional Nick Kyrgios couldn’t attend the most celebrated fashion night in New York, the Met Gala 2021. However, it did not mean that he missed out on all the fun of dressing up.

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At the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, the theme for this year was ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’ Now, whether Kyrgios lived up to its expectations is for the fashion experts to decide.

Recently, the 26-year-old uploaded a picture of himself with “Met Gala vibes” on Instagram. Although he seemed fine, he did miss the company of tennis stars that attended the extravagant show.

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Notably, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sharapova, Leylah Fernandez, Emma Raducanu, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Matteo Berrettini, and Ajla Tomljanovic were present at the Met. Indeed, it was an unconventional night for tennis stars.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Tennis player Serena Williams. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Where will Nick Kyrgios play next after the US Open loss?

In the US Open 2021 opening round, Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Nick Kyrgios in straight sets. All the more, he bageled the Australian in the third set.

Even though Kyrgios had been improving on the court, he was indeed far away from his best. As a result, he could not win more than one match in his last four tournaments.

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; What appears to be hair dye drips down the forehead of Nick Kyrgios of Australia in his first round match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

However, the good news is that the Aussie maverick is back on the court in Boston. It is also where he will represent Team World in the Laver Cup 2021 for the fourth time.

 

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Moreover, the American legend John McEnroe will coach Team World for the Cup. Naturally, the players are practicing in his tennis academy in Boston.

Kyrgios’ 2021 season so far

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Without any doubt, Kyrgios hasn’t had the best of his tennis in 2021. Although he fought an epic battle with Austria’s Dominic Thiem, which he lost, he hasn’t shown his top-class game since.

So far, he has had a 7-7 win-loss record on the ATP Tour. Consequently, the former World No.13 is now ranked World No.95.

To sum up, Kyrgios will aim to end the 2021 season on high terms. Also, since Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Dominic Thiem will be absent in Team Europe in the Laver Cup, it is a massive opportunity for Team World to win this year.

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Let’s see what Kyrgios produces in Boston.

Watch this story: Underarm Tweener Serve, Forehand Winners and More: Nick Kyrgios Entertaining Showdown in Atlanta

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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