“How Many Number 2’s Does This Guy Take?”: Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic Take a Swipe at Stefanos Tsitsipas

Published 08/31/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Aug 9, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Nick Kyrgios of Australia discusses a call with the chair umpire during a match against Reilly Opelka of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is one of the most famous players on the Tour. He is one of a kind and certainly knows how to win the crowds and get them on his side. With each passing year, his fan base keeps on increasing. 

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Yesterday, Nick Kyrgios came across the match played between his friend Andy Murray and Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas. During the match, Stefanos took a longer-than-usual time out. His decision to do so shifted the momentum of the match. Prior to that, Andy was cruising comfortably. 

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece after beating Andy Murray of Great Britain on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Kyrgios picks on the Greek talent for his usual antics 

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This is not the first time the Greek player has done such a thing. In the past too, players have picked on him for similar reasons. Taking note of this, Kyrgios stated, “How many number 2’s does this guy take?” Following him, even Milos Raonic stated, “Andy is right.” 

Speaking of the match, it was great to see Andy compete against the best players in the game once again. During most of the match, it was Murray who dominated the scenes and was up by two sets to one. However, those breaks did cause a disruption in his momentum.

Reflecting on Kyrgios, he lost in the opening round to Roberto Bautista Agut. Due to that, his run at the Grand Slams has come to an end for this season. 

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Andy Murray of Great Britain after a 5th set miss to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking on his season, Kyrgios began competing in Australia at the Australian Open. He was making a return after almost a year of being on the sidelines. His journey came to an end in the third round. 

Next up for the Australian ace were the Wimbledon Championships. After winning his first couple of matches, Nick was forced to withdraw midway through his match as his troubles with the shoulder began affecting his rhythm. However, we wish him the very best for the rest of the season. 

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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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