Nick Kyrgios crowd act leaves tennis fans in disbelief: 'What the hell'

·Sports Reporter
·4-min read
A man getting a haircut court-side at the US Open on Arthur Ashe Stadium and (pictured right) Nick Kyrgios looking angry during a match.
US Open broadcast showed a man getting a haircut court-side in Arthur Ashe Stadium during the Nick Kyrgios (pictured left) match. (Images: Getty Images/Eurosport)

Tennis fans have been left baffled during Nick Kyrgios' quarter-final clash at the US Open after the broadcast showed a crowd member receiving a haircut court-side during the match.

Kyrgios was up against Russian Karen Khachanov in a tense battle on Arthur Ashe Stadium having seen the men's draw open up with the loss of Rafa Nadal.

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However, fans became concerned when Kyrgios admitted he 'couldn't walk without pain' as he dropped the first set and received treatment on his left leg.

Kyrgios continued into the second, but admitted to his player's box that he was struggling.

The Aussie showed courage and broke early in the second set to take back momentum.

However, in a bizarre moment, the broadcast cut to the crowd during the change of ends and spotted a man receiving a haircut.

He was sat only a few rows behind where Kyrgios was sitting.

"Bizarre," Todd Woodbridge said during commentary.

John McEnroe added on ESPN: "Weird time to do that."

"Now we've seen everything."

The man receiving the haircut was YouTuber JiDion, which would suggest it was a stunt.

Regardless, the tennis world was left baffled and surprised at the unusual court-side activity at the New York grand slam.

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The Australian entered the match knowing a semi-final clash with Casper Ruud was waiting.

The 27-year-old came into the clash in brilliant form, having win 20 of his last 23 singles matches and making the Wimbledon final in July.

Kyrgios and Khachanov powered through the opening set at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday night, with the Russian taking it 7-5 in just 35 minutes.

However, Kyrgios was barely moving during rallies as he appeared to be hampered by a lower leg injury.

Nick Kyrgios (pictured) sitting down between games at the US Open.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured) appeared injured during his quarter-final clash against Karen Khachanov at the US Open. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Aussie star could be seen telling his player's box that his knee was troubling him and that he couldn't walk properly, before the trainer proceeded to work on Kyrgios for an extended period.

Early in the second set Kyrgios could be heard telling his entourage: "I don't want to f***ing play like this."

However, the Aussie was able to stave off the pain to level the match in front of a crowd willing him on.

with AAP

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