Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios’ girlfriend Costeen Hatzi says he’s ‘still a winner’
Nick Kyrgios’ girlfriend Costeen Hatzi says he is ‘still a winner in my eyes’ after his second round loss to world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev
Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev defeated Nick Kyrgios in a four-set win at the Australian Open on Thursday.
And after his second-round loss, Nick’s girlfriend Costeen Hatzi shared a tribute to her beauty on Instagram, saying that he put in a winning performance despite losing to the world’s number 2.
‘So proud of you. Played a great game… Still a winner in my eyes,” the 21-year-old wrote.
Tribute: Nick Kyrgios’ (left) girlfriend Costeen Hatzi (right) said he is “still a winner in my eyes” after losing the tennis bad boy in the second round to world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev on Thursday
Nick went Instagram official with Costeen last month, sharing a photo on his grid of the couple cuddled together.
Meanwhile, Medvedev taunted the Australian Open crowd for booing him during his four-set win against Australian favorite Kyrgios.
The Russian came through 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the third round, but got a shot at the spectators right after the game, mainly because of the booing between his first and second serve .
Lief: After his second-round loss, Nick’s girlfriend Costeen Hatzi shared a tribute to her beauty on Instagram, saying that he put in a winning performance despite losing to the world’s No.2.
But during the first week in Melbourne, many spectators shouted Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic ‘Siuuu’ party, not booing, but Medvedev was not convinced.
“I came here to win this match and I’m glad I managed to do it… that’s the only choice when you’re booed between the first and second serve, it’s not easy so you just had to keep calm and win the game,” he told former Grand Slam winner Jim Courier on court.
After Courier tried to explain to the Russian that the crowd could do Ronaldo’s famous ‘Siuuu’ celebration – which has been customary in Melbourne Park until now – Medvedev remained unmoved in his gaze on the crowd.
Child: ‘So proud of you. Played a great game… Still a winner in my eyes,” Costeen wrote
‘Sorry, I can’t hear you. Guys, I can’t hear him, show some respect to Jim Courier. He won here, guys, thanks.
“Please let him talk, guys, if you respect anyone, at least respect Jim Courier.
‘It’s not easy between the first and second serve. I remember this was the case with the games I lost and the breakpoints, it’s just hard to play.”
Later, speaking to Eurosport, the outspoken Medvedev continued from the crowd: “It’s not anger, it’s a bit disappointing. I suppose it’s normal, especially when you’re playing against a home favorite and not just against the home favorite, but Nick as well.
“I had a breakpoint, second serve and people are cheering like I’ve already made a double mistake. And that’s just disappointing, because not everyone does it, but those who do are probably low IQ.’
Win: Russian star Daniil Medvedev (pictured) defeated Nick Kyrgios in a four-set win at the Australian Open, later complaining about crowd cheers