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Nick Kyrgios' hair dye sweats off his face during Australian Open match

Joshua Rogers January 20, 2022
Nick Kyrgios' hair dye sweats off his face during Australian Open match
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The Australian had a rather unfortunate moment during his match against Daniil Medvedev at the 2022 Australian Open. Fans on social media reacted to Nick Kyrgios’ hair dye sweating off during the match.

Nick Kyrgios’ match against no.2 seed Daniil Medvedev was the most highly anticipated match on day four of the Australian Open. The enigmatic Kyrgios was the home favourite, and is arguably the most box office player on tour.

Medvedev, meanwhile, is coming off his victory at the 2021 US Open, the first Grand Slam of his career. The Russian is one of the favourites to go all the way in Melbourne, especially given the absence of Novak Djokovic.

Nick Kyrgios’ hair dye sweats off his face

Kyrgios was giving his all in the match but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Russian. The home crowd was well behind him, but fans on social media noticed something rather awkward.

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Nick Kyrgios’ hair dye was seemingly running down his face with all the sweat, and tennis fans reacted online.

One fan, however, claimed it wasn’t hair dye but “black fibre spray, kind of like powder”.

Medvedev and Kyrgios both have issues during the match

Medvedev won the game 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in what turned out to be a chippy affair. Kyrgios was given a “code violation” and a “warning” by the chair umpire after swearing at the crowd. He told them not to scream during his serve.

He got another code violation when he went to get his towel just as Medvedev was about to serve. The call was made for delaying the server.

Medvedev had his issues too. He thought fans were booing him during the game. However, former Australian Open champion Jim Courier had to explain to Medvedev the crowed wasn’t booing, they were crying out Cristiano Ronaldo’s trademark “Siu” celebration between points. That failed to satisfy Medvedev, who told reporters: “I guess some people just have a low IQ.”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.