‘I Was Losing My S**T’- ‘Gullible’ Chris Evert and Nick Kyrgios Fall Terribly Over a Bizarre Carlos Alcaraz April Fools Prank

Published 04/02/2023, 5:49 AM EDT

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Chris Evert always stands up for what is right, and anyone who follows the ‘Ice Maiden’ on Twitter will know that she is not averse to voicing out her opinion on different issues or topics. But, when she recently attempted to give her views to a speculative question this time, she felt like a victim of an April Fool’s Day prank. Not just her, Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios, 27, also felt victimized by the joke that featured the reigning US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz.

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On April 1st, a day known for practical jokes, the official Twitter handle of the US Open published a post that generated uproar. It was post about the future of tennis, and thus, many tennis players became interested in the situation despite not knowing the post’s genuine intentions.

Chris Evert and Nick Kyrgios fall for an April Fool’s Day prank 

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The official US Open account on Instagram and Twitter featured the current US Open champion in a post. The post had an announcement that players would be able to use artificial intelligence during the upcoming US Open. After seeing this post on Twitter, the 18-time Grand Slam champion shared her concern over the ‘use of AI in tennis’.

She wrote, “Wait…..what?? Aren’t the players supposed to be thinking on the court? Players can be coached now, isn’t that enough? Maybe after the match, study the AI?” After sharing her unhappy opinion about artificial intelligence, she was alerted by her fans and the tennis world that the post was a prank on the occasion of April Fool’s Day.

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And when she realized the actual intention of the message. a few minutes later, she addressed herself as a gullible person for falling into a trap like this. “I AM SO GULLIBLE…” she wrote.

On the other hand, the 27-year-old tennis player, Kyrgios, took to his Instagram account to re-share the prank post and expressed how he first fell for the trap but later realized that it was nothing to be concerned about. He wrote, “Hahahahahah, I was losing my shit.” 

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Apart from this recent episode, there were times when the former tennis player had pranked other people on social media. A similar incident took place last year when she took part in an epic prank along with her good friend Martina Navratilova.

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Navratilova and Evert both have active Twitter accounts. Occasionally, they participate in amusing online shenanigans and pranks. Similarly, last year, the former Czech-American tennis player uploaded a tweet that was a retweet of a post featuring an optical illusion along with an instruction.

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And after pulling off that trick, she posted a two-letter reply. Also, the strange post about optical illusion reached her good friend, Evert. After experiencing the illusion, she responded to her best friend’s statement by saying that it was actually rather frightful.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.
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