Nick Kyrgios Flaunts His New Joker Tattoo as He Is Getting Ready for Wimbledon Championships 2022

Published 06/15/2022, 6:30 PM EDT
Aug 9, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Nick Kyrgios of Australia goes to return a ball to Reilly Opelka of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Known as one of the entertainers of the game, Nick Kyrgios has started the grass-court season pretty well. A few days back, he played at the Stuttgart Open, where he reached the semi-finals. Currently, he is playing at the Halle Open and will play in the quarter-final.

After missing the clay-court season and the French Open, Kyrgios returned for the first time during this grass-court season. Meanwhile, fans noticed his new tattoo on his left leg, which had some interesting words written on it.


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Nick Kyrgios shows his new tattoo

The tattoo said, “Give a man a mask and he will become his true self.” 

Incidentally, those were the words of the legendary comic book character Joker. Also, the famous Irish poet, Oscar Wilde, said something very similar.


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It is worth noting that, a few weeks ago, Kyrgios posted a few stories on his official Instagram handle about getting a new tattoo. It seems like this was the tattoo he decided to get. Apart from this one, he also had tattoos about the late basketball player Kobe Bryant, along with tributes to LeBron James and Michael Jordan. 

Kyrgios is through to the Halle Open quarter-final

Today in the round of 16 match, at the Halle Open, Kyrgios showed his true class against the Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas. He beat Tsitsipas in three sets in a drama-filled match; the final score was 5-7,6-2,6-4. 


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Watch This Story: Nick Kyrgios’ uncontrollable rant at the chair umpire in Miami Open 2022

Safe to say, it’s inevitable to have some kind of drama in a Nick Kyrgios match, as the same happened today as well. After losing the first set, he broke his racket again to get a code violation from the chair umpire. In the second set, he took more than 25 seconds to get ready., as his opponent was ready to serve. As a result, he received a time violation, which did not like. 

Mar 27, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Nick Kyrgios (AUS) hits a forehand against Fabio Fognini (ITA)(not pictured) in a third round men’s singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

After arguing with the chair umpire, he called the supervisor and even mentioned Rafael Nadal as an example. Despite all that, he kept his focus on the match and beat the world no.6 in three sets.


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In the next round, he will face the Spaniard, Pablo Carreño Busta. Certainly, it will be a tough match for the Aussie player. However, on his day, Kyrgios can beat pretty much any player. Also, if he wins this tournament, it will be a great boost for him at the Wimbledon Championships. 



Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.