Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios were left annoyed by the “stupid” Cristiano Ronaldo chants they had to endure at the Australian Open.
Ronaldo is well-known for exclaiming “Siuuu!” after he scores a goal, jumping into a mid-air pirouette before uttering the word. It has become an iconic phrase, but in Australia, there were more haters for it than expected.
The fans present during Murray’s and Kyrgios’ matches continuously chanted it. Although they meant in good spirits, it sounded like booing and jeering to the two tennis players, throwing them off and making them visibly frustrated.
Murray and Kyrgios revealed that they were annoyed by the “stupid” Ronaldo chants they had to deal with during their matches at John Cain Arena.
Murray, who was the crowd favourite in his match against Nikoloz Basilashvili, said as quoted by Firstpost, “Initially, I thought it was (jeering), because there were some people booing during my practice yesterday.
“I have no idea what for, so originally that’s what I thought it was. But then after a few times it was like, no, they’re doing that, I think it’s like ‘siuu’ or something that Ronaldo does when he scores.
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“And, yeah, it was incredibly irritating.”
The Australian in Kyrgios wasn’t even the favourite in his own turf. He is used to playing with the crowd against him, but even he revealed his annoyance with fans going ham with Ronaldo’s celebration.
“Yeah, it’s just a stupid (thing), I can’t believe they did it so much,” he said after beating Liam Broady.
“They were doing some Ronaldo thing. Ronaldo does it every time he scores.
“I thought they were going to do it for like 10 minutes. They did it for two-and-a-half hours, like every point. I don’t know why, I don’t know. It was a zoo out there.”