Andy Murray brands Australian Open fans copying Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic ‘Siuuu’ celebration ‘incredibly irritating’ and admits he thought he was being BOOED… while Nick Kyrgios says ‘it was a ZOO out there’
- Andy Murray has hit out at fans for chanting ‘Siuuu’ in his Australian Open win
- The Brit beat Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets in his first round victory
- Fans replicated Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic celebration in the Melbourne crowd
- Murray thought he was being booed and described it as ‘incredibly ‘irritating’
Andy Murray was under the impression that he was being booed by a section of the Australian Open crowd during his first round win – only to find out later that they were actually imitating Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous ‘Siuuu!’ goal celebration.
The British former world number one made his displeasure clear during his post-match interview after beating Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets to get his Melbourne campaign up and running.
Portugal and Manchester United striker Ronaldo customarily runs to the corner flag on the pitch, leaps, spins and then lands with his arms outstretched as supporters join in from the stands roaring ‘Siuuu!’ in unison, meaning ‘Yes’ in Spanish.
Andy Murray hit out at fans doing Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Siuuu’ celebration in his Australian Open first round win
Murray described the changing as ‘incredibly irritating’ after his win over Nikoloz Basilashvili
‘That’s painful stuff there, those guys,’ Murray said, breaking off during an answer on court as what seemed like jeers ringing out from a section of the stands.
‘Initially, I thought it was (jeering), because there were some people booing during my practice yesterday. I have no idea what for,’ a smiling Murray later told reporters.
‘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. And, yeah, it was incredibly irritating,’ Murray added, breaking into a smile again.
Murray received plenty of support from the crowd during his match, setting up the mood for Australian Nick Kyrgios to take the court against another British player Liam Broady.
Ronaldo runs to the corner and produced a spinning jump, with everyone chanting ‘Siuuu’
Nick Kyrgios ended his victory over Liam Broady by producing the celebration on Tuesday
Kyrgios himself did a Ronaldo imitation after his victory as the fans got behind the tennis maverick.
‘I can’t believe they did it so much. They were doing some Ronaldo thing. Ronaldo does it every time he scores,’ Kyrgios said. ‘It’s like, 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… It was a zoo out there.’