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Nick Kyrgios’ bromance with his barber

The best bromance in tennis: How Nick Kyrgios’s barber became a key part of Australian star’s entourage and is behind his trademark blond stripe

  • Nick Kyrgios shared video of himself enjoying can of Canadian Club with barber  
  • The 24-year-old was knocked out of the Australian Open to Nadal on Monday 
  • Kyrgios was driven around by Melbourne-based hairdresser Jordan Tabakman 
  • Tabakman often posts photos of Kyrgios who he says is one of his ‘best brothers’

Nick Kyrgios cooled off with a Canadian Club while cruising with his barber after his Australian Open defeat.  

The tennis star was knocked out of the Grand Slam on Monday after falling to Rafael Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 in the fourth-round.  

Two days after his crushing defeat, the 24-year-old appeared to treat himself to a can of the whisky in a video posted to his Instagram story.   

Kyrgios sat in the passenger seat as he was driven around by Melbourne-based barber Jordan Tabakman with the tunes blaring.

Nick Kyrgios cooled off with a Canadian Club while cruising with his barber after his Australian Open defeat

‘That guy thinks he’s Chris Brown’ Kyrgios said of his friend. 

Mr Tabakman, who often shares pictures of himself hard at work cutting and styling hair, appears to be the mastermind behind the tennis star’s bold look.

Days earlier, the barber shared a picture of Kyrgios’s trademark blond stripe and fade with the caption ‘vibe right now’. 

Mr Tabakman maintains Kyrgios’s distinct look for Grand Slams, with numerous Instagram stories and pictures showing him in the hairdresser’s chair.

The barber says the notorious tennis bad boy is one his ‘best brothers’ and has described him as one of the most ‘genuine’ people he’s ever met.  

‘Them boys. Whatever you’ve heard or read about this guy, think the complete opposite, one of the most genuine guys I’ve met. Tell them how it is,’ he wrote.

Two days after his devastating loss, the 24-year-old appeared to treat himself to a can of the whisky in a video posted to his Instagram story

Kyrgios sat in the passenger seat as he was driven around by Melbourne-based barber Jordan Tabakman with the tunes blaring

Two days after his devastating loss, the 24-year-old appeared to treat himself to a can of the whisky in a video posted to his Instagram story. Kyrgios sat in the passenger seat as he was driven around by Melbourne-based barber Jordan Tabakman with the tunes blaring

In August last year, Mr Tabakman revealed the pair ‘didn’t sleep for a week’ because they were partying. 

Mr Tabakman was being interviewed on the Hit Network’s drive time show Hughesy & Kate when he made the surprising admission. 

Radio host Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes set up the story, telling listeners that ‘Jordan happens to cut the hair of some very talented sportspeople.’ 

‘You are good friends with Nick Kyrgios aren’t you?’ he then asked.  

‘Yeah for few years now,’ Jordan replied, adding that he cuts the tennis star’s hair every two days when he is in Melbourne

Mr Tabakman, who often shares pictures of himself hard at work cutting and styling hair, appears to be the mastermind behind the tennis star's bold look

Mr Tabakman, who often shares pictures of himself hard at work cutting and styling hair, appears to be the mastermind behind the tennis star’s bold look

The barber shared this picture of Kyrgios's trademark blond stripe and fade with the caption 'vibe right now'

The barber shared this picture of Kyrgios’s trademark blond stripe and fade with the caption ‘vibe right now’

Hughesy’s co-host Ed Kavalee then said: ‘That means you would be seeing him a lot… a lot’

‘Yeah I see him a lot,’ replied the hairdresser. ‘We did have a week where I don’t think we slept!’ 

After starting the summer ranked 30th, Kyrgios is projected to return to the world’s top 20 for the first time since August, 2018.

But in a measure of the inconsistency he’s talking about, the enigmatic talent hasn’t reached a grand slam quarter-final since he was a teenager at the 2015 Australian Open.

Mr Tabakman says the notorious tennis bad boy is one his 'best brothers' and has described him as one of the most 'genuine' people he's ever met

Mr Tabakman says the notorious tennis bad boy is one his ‘best brothers’ and has described him as one of the most ‘genuine’ people he’s ever met

‘I think I’m playing better tennis than I was (then),’ Kyrgios said after Monday’s loss.

‘You look at my draw back then to the opponents I played this time around, probably a lot tougher this time around.

‘I feel like I’m playing good tennis. I was a couple points away from winning (against Nadal).

‘But that’s how it goes sometimes.’

Kyrgios was knocked out of the Grand Slam on Monday after falling to Rafael Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 in the fourth-round

Kyrgios was knocked out of the Grand Slam on Monday after falling to Rafael Nadal 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 in the fourth-round

 

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