Men’s world number 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas played a birthday prank on Nick Kyrgios, who turned 25 on Monday, by posting a social media picture in which he can be seen holding up a cardboard sign that said “Call me” and listed a cell phone number.
Nicky Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas (Courtesy- Instagram)
- Fans called on the number thinking they will hear Tsitsipas on the other side
- Later, Tsitsipas posted photo with another cardboard sign saying, “Stop calling Nick”
- You are an absolute idiot: Kyrgios commented on the post
Stefanos Tsitsipas sent his tennis mate Nick Kyrgios a special 25th birthday greeting. Unfortunately for Kyrgios, it contained too much information.
Tsitsipas, who is Greek, sent an Instagram message to Kyrgios , who is an Australian of Greek heritage. In it, Tsitsipas held up a cardboard sign that said “Call me” and listed a cell phone number. Those expecting to get Tsitsipas on the line instead got a different message.
The phone was turned off.
“You are an absolute idiot … everyone stop calling me!!!!!” Kyrgios responded to his sometimes doubles partner in a social media post.
Later Tsitsipas returned to Instagram with another cardboard sign saying: “Stop calling Nick.”
The number has since been disconnected.
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