“Head Up Brother”: Nick Kyrgios Sends a Touching Message to Frances Tiafoe After Citi Open 2021 Loss

Published 08/06/2021, 7:05 AM EDT
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 Nick Kyrgios is regarded as one of the most entertaining players on the Tour. He’s one of a kind and over the years has won the support of many fans from around the world. Besides, he’s one of the most talented players as well. 

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Recently, Nick Kyrgios teamed up with American player Frances Tiafoe at the Citi Open in Washington. They won their opening round match but failed to go deep as they crashed out in the following round. As long as they lasted, they gave a real exhibition experience to fans. 

ATLANTA, GA – JULY 27: Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts during a match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the Truist Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 27, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Casey Sykes/Getty Images)

Kyrgios later went on social media and posted, “FOE x KYGS Always keep your head up brother. With all the shit we have dealt with we gotta keep moving forward.” It was a nice gesture by the Australian star to send a consolatory message to his teammate. 

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Nick Kyrgios suffers in singles 

At the Citi Open, Nick competed in the singles event too. However, the defending champion suffered a shock by losing in the first round to American player Mackenzie McDonald. Tiafoe also crashed out of the tournament in the first round itself to American player Jenson Brooksby.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. celebrates winning his first round match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Kyrgios has not played many tournaments this season. He competed in Australia at the Open after nearly a year of absence. However, he lost in the third round in an epic match against Dominic Thiem. During that match, Nick was up by two sets before Thiem came and clinched the next three sets. 

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After that, he was directly seen in London at the Wimbledon Championships. He had to retire midway through the match since his shoulder was causing problems. 

It’s great to see Nick back again competing and fans hope to see him perform up to his usual standards once again. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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