After Wimbledon Ban, YouTuber Shocks Logan Paul and the World With Wild US Open Prank Amid High-Stakes Match

Published 09/07/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

A bizarre sight was seen recently during the US Open Quarter Finals between Nick Kyrgios and Karen Khachanov when the camera panned over to the second row of the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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There, a 21-year-old YouTube streamer and prankster JiDion were having a full-fledged haircut while the match was in its initial phase. This was such a bizarre moment that even Logan Paul couldn’t stop himself from posting it on Twitter.

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Even commentator and former Tennis Player James Blake was in utter disbelief at what he was seeing. Although JiDion fans and the commentators found it hilarious alike, many Tennis fans thought it was actually disrespectful to the game. Notably, a few months ago JiDion pulled off the same prank during a live NBA match between Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks.

Logan Paul reacts to JiDion’s haircut prank

The haircut prank by JiDion became a headliner within minutes, as Media Houses like NYPost and FOX Sports shared the news almost instantly. The most hilarious part that came after this was when YouTube star Logan Paul shared the clip recorded on his phone on Twitter. Notably, he was also in utter disbelief that someone can pull a prank like this on live television.

Sharing his tweet, Paul wrote, “JIDION GETTIN A CUT AT THE US OPEN”, while he can also be heard saying, “No f**king way!!” in the background. Although, after that JiDion was escorted out of the stadium while the audience can be seen looking at him and smiling at the prankster’s shenanigans.

Notably, this was not his first haircut prank as he has pulled off a similar kind of trick during an NBA match, and also during a school lecture. These kinds of pranks have been a focus of his content for a long time.

JiDion also got banned from Wimbledon this year in July for using an air horn in the match between Novak Djokovic and Jannik Sinner. It is not yet sure if he is banned from the US Open as well, but it wouldn’t be shocking seeing his luck with such pranks.

The fate of the US Open after Nick Kyrgios exits

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Although the prank was a highlight for the recent Quarter Finals, the match itself saw a lot of thriller content for fans. After the exit of the Tennis behemoth Rafael Nadal, fans had their eyes fixated on Australian Nick Kyrgios. But with a surprising win for Karen Khachanov, it is now interesting to see what the US Open brings in the future for fans.

Sep 4, 2022; Flushing, NY, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts to defeating Daniil Medvedev on day seven of the 2022 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Interestingly, after the match, Nick Kyrgios explained his situation by saying, “I’m just devastated, obviously. I [just] feel like it was either winning it all or nothing at all, to be honest. I feel like I’ve just failed at this event right now. That’s what it feels like.”

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The next matches between AndreyRublev v/s Frances Tiafoe and Jannik Sinner v/s Carlos Alcaraz will reveal the fate of the US Open semis. Till then tell us what are your thoughts on this prank by JiDion. Do you find it funny or disrespectful towards the game? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shivaditya Ghoshal

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Shivaditya Ghoshal is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Bachelor's in Computer Applications and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Commerce from Lucknow. Shivaditya holds a keen passion for video games and follows all the latest releases and trends in the gaming industry.

Edited By: Jito Tenson

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