‘I Was Screaming’: Nick Kyrgios and Other Tennis Stars Wowed By Priscilla Hon’s Potential Point of the Year

Published 01/04/2022, 12:46 AM EST
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 07: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates victory after winning the Men’s Final match against Ryan Harrison of the USA during day eight of the 2018 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 7, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)


Australian tennis star Priscilla Hon is already wowing her home crowd at the WTA 500 in Adelaide. In fact, it isn’t just the crowds, but she has impressed many of her compatriots as well, especially Nick Kyrgios.

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Hon recently won her watch against 2-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the Adelaide International tournament. Not only did she win, but she also had one of the best points of the year so far.

Right in the first game of the third set in her round-of-32 bout with Kvitova, Priscilla put on an exemplary show of defense. Understandably, many fellow stars and athletes were just as wowed, and took to Twitter to express appreciation.

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Nick Kyrgios and other star athletes heap praise on Priscilla Hon

Many tennis stars then began to repost or comment on Hon’s point against Petra Kvitova. In fact, even stars from other sports expressed their awe for the Australian.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 30: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates match point in his Men’s Singles First Round match against Ugo Humbert of France during Day Three of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Compatriot and doubles World No. 30 Storm Sanders commented her starry-eyed expression at Hon’s point. “Pribo 🤩🤩🤩 @pribo98,” Sanders wrote, using Priscilla Hon’s nickname as she expressed her appreciation.

Furthermore, fellow Australian player Daria Saville, too, shared just how she felt about the point. yes!!!! this was epic! I was screaming !!!” she tweeted.

However, the biggest star to have expressed their appreciation for ‘Pribo’, is none other than Nick Kyrgios. The 26-year-old Australian star took to Twitter to simply express his thoughts about Hon. Pri is rlly good,” Nick Kyrgios wrote.

 

Moreover, even the official photo editor for the Australian Open couldn’t keep herself from appreciating what she saw. Anna Mendoza commented on how Priscilla’s skill was at “seriously wow levels”.

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ATLANTA, GA – JULY 29. Nick Kyrgios of Australia is seen during a match against Cameron Norrie of Great Britain at the Truist Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 29, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Casey Sykes/Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios was going to headline the Melbourne Summer Set opener against Slovak Alex Molcan on Tuesday. However, the star had to withdraw from the tournament altogether, owing to asthma problems.

 

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The match in Melbourne would have been Kyrgios’ first competitive match after his first-round exit in the US Open 2021. Of course, that is with the exception of the Laver Cup, where Nick Kyrgios represented the team World.

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Now, Kyrgios, who has received a singles wildcard to the Sydney Tennis Classic, will play next week. Sadly, missing a crucial warm-up tournament like the Summer Set might affect Nick Kyrgios’ chances at the Australian Open, for which he has been preparing really hard, lately.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.

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