WATCH: Nick Kyrgios Does His Regular ‘Fans Embracing’ Ritual on Match Point at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/01/2021, 3:22 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning his first round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


Nick Kyrgios registered his second victory at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 as he thrashed Gianluca Mager in straight sets. Even though the Australian looked in trouble in the first set, he managed to find a way to win that set. After that, he didn’t give any chance to the Italian to bounce back and won the match quite easily. The final scoreline of the match was 7(9)-6(7), 6-4, 6-4.

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Nick Kyrgios delivered a total number of 29 aces in the match. As a result, he was able to maintain his hegemony in the service and played really well in the crucial moments.

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Kyrgios has an intriguing habit of approaching a fan just before serving for his match-point. This time too, he went to a lady and asked her that where he should serve right before his match-point.

The lady stood up and whispered something into his ear. After winning the match-point, he turned towards her, thanked her, and then also rewarded her with a tennis ball.

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Nick Kyrgios will next face Felix Auger-Aliassime or Mikael Ymer

Kyrgios has surely got the ideal start at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 after missing tennis for about six months. He first survived a five-set marathon against Ugo Humbert and then enjoyed an easy win over Gianluca Mager.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his first-round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

However, the journey ahead will not be that easy and smooth for him. He’ll most likely face rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime or Mikael Ymer in the third round of the Grand Slam. Interestingly, Felix is enjoying some terrific form at the moment and recently defeated Roger Federer at the Halle Open 2021.

Fans definitely have huge expectations from Nick Kyrgios. They even believe that the Australian can win his maiden major at Wimbledon 2021. Will he be able to stun everyone and conquer London this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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