WATCH: Nick Kyrgios Imitates Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Celebration at Australian Open 2021

Published 02/13/2021, 6:45 AM EST
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)


Although Nick Kyrgios recently lost to Dominic Thiem in an exciting encounter at the Australian Open 2021, there was a moment of happiness for him recently.

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The Australian player won his first doubles match with partner Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Grand Slam. The pair thrashed rivals Lloyd Harris and Julian Knowle in the first round in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match read 6-2, 6-4.

However, what was interesting was how Nick Kyrgios celebrated after winning the match. He sat down on both knees, did fist pumps with both his hands and then smiled, looking at the sky. It was special as he tried to, sort of, imitate Stefanos Tsitsipas’ style of celebration.

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After winning his match, it is usually Tsitsipas who looks above, takes a guard, and then does the fist pumps. Kyrgios and Tsitsipas share a great bond and are really good buddies off the court.

They complement each other and Kyrgios’ celebration reveals that he not only looks up to Tsitsipas’ gameplay but even his style of celebration.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 13, 2021, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his third-round match against Sweden’s Mikael Ymer REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Both the Australian players Kyrgios and Thanasi were quite ecstatic after having claimed the victory. They will now advance to the second round where they’ll face Wesley Koolhof and Lukasz Kubot in the Australian Open 2021 tomorrow.

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Nick Kyrgios reacts after losing a five-set marathon against Dominic Thiem

Fans probably witnessed the best match of the Australian Open 2021 yesterday between Nick Kyrgios and Dominic Thiem. Although Thiem lost the first two sets, he made a spectacular comeback and ultimately won the match.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his third-round match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Even though it was a big setback for Kyrgios, he said that he was not at all disappointed but rather proud of himself.

“I’m super proud of myself… To produce that level and go toe-to-toe with one of the best players in the world. I’m pretty proud. I left it all out there.

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“I actually, physically felt very good. He’s a hell of a player. He’s so disciplined, he’s so composed. His level doesn’t drop,” said Kyrgios in the post-match press conference.

It was surely this confidence that led Kyrgios to glory today. He didn’t think much about last night and delivered in his first doubles match today.

Although he is out of the singles competition, fans still believe that with Thanasi at his side, he can lift the doubles’ title in Melbourne this year.

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