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Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios stuns fans with ‘tweener lob’ at US Open as he prepares for third round

The amazing shot that shows why Nick Kyrgios is one of the biggest draws in world tennis – as the firebrand Aussie has a touching moment with a fan at the US Open

  • Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios delivered sensational shot between the legs
  • The 24-year-old had been playing in a doubles match at US Open on Saturday
  • He delivered a ‘tweener’ lob returning a soft shot from opponent Ken Skupski 
  • Only day before Kyrgios shared a warming moment with fan living with alopecia 

Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios has proven why he is one of the biggest draws in tennis after dishing out a sensational shot between the legs at the US Open.

The 24-year-old delivered the unexpected ‘tweener’ lob at the heated doubles round in front of gasping spectators at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday.

Kyrgios and Romania’s Marius Copil returned serve for serve as the pair played off against England’s Ken Skupski and Australia’s Marcus Daniell.

Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios has proven why he is one of the biggest draws in tennis after dishing out a sensational shot between the legs at the US Open

Kyrgios and Romania's Marius Copil returned serve for serve as the pair played off against England's Ken Skupski and Australia's Marcus Daniell

Kyrgios and Romania’s Marius Copil returned serve for serve as the pair played off against England’s Ken Skupski and Australia’s Marcus Daniell

Neither side showed they were willing to go down without a fight with Kyrgios and Copil returning each shot sent their way.

Though a softly placed ball from Skupski lined up Kyrgios to return fire with a sensational shot between the legs as he coolly lobbed the ball to the back of the court.

Kyrgios and his on-court partner went on to win the dizzying match with a razor thin victory of 6-7, 7-5,7-6. 

Only the night before Kyrgios melted fans’ hearts as the tennis giant interacted with a fan living with alopecia – a condition that leads to hair loss.

Kyrgios had just sealed a 6-4 6-2 6-4 victory over French wildcard Antoine Hoang before he walked over the crowd.

After seeing the fan with alopecia Kyrgios warmly put his hand on his shoulder.

‘Do you have alopecia?’ Kyrgios asked.

The delighted fan nodded and Kyrgios went on to say, ‘My brother has it as well’. 

Kyrgios posed for a photo with his fan before continuing on his way to sign autographs for his other fans. 

The display of warmth was in direct contrast to just before the match after the Australian was told he had to fold his collar down because the motto written underneath it, ‘Just Do You’, apparently contravened the rules.

Kyrgios and his on-court partner went on to win the dizzying match with a razor thin victory of 6-7, 7-5,7-6

Kyrgios and his on-court partner went on to win the dizzying match with a razor thin victory of 6-7, 7-5,7-6

Only the night before Kyrgios melted fans' hearts as the tennis giant interacted with a fan living with alopecia - a condition that leads to hair loss

Only the night before Kyrgios melted fans’ hearts as the tennis giant interacted with a fan living with alopecia – a condition that leads to hair loss

Nick Kyrgios told the fan on Friday his brother (pictured) also lived with apolecia

Nick Kyrgios told the fan on Friday his brother (pictured) also lived with apolecia

Kyrgios called the match supervisor and asked what the rule was. He initially seemed to threaten not to play, but then relented.

He also had another of his familiar tantrums in the third set after the umpire allowed a Hoang challenge despite having initially called game.

The 24-year-old demanded the supervisor came back onto the court to explain that rule as well.

‘I’d won the game. He called game then my opponent challenged. I thought that wasn’t right,’ he said.

‘(The collar) I think it was a misunderstanding. I think they thought it was a slogan but it wasn’t.

‘I knew the supervisor was wrong, but I just folded my collar down.’

 The headline-grabber’s duel with Russian dynamo Andrey Rublev on Saturday has been scheduled as the second night match.

Neither side showed they were willing to go down without a fight with Kyrgios and Copil returning each shot sent their way

Neither side showed they were willing to go down without a fight with Kyrgios and Copil returning each shot sent their way

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