Turning 25 is a special moment and Nick Kyrgios certainly experienced a memorable birthday earlier this week courtesy of fellow…
Turning 25 is a special moment and Nick Kyrgios certainly experienced a memorable birthday earlier this week courtesy of fellow star Stefanos Tsitsipas.
As the standard tributes and birthday wishes flooded in on social media, the enigmatic Tsitsipas decided to do something different with his celebratory Instagram post.
The Greek uploaded a picture of himself holding up a cardboard sign with the caption: ‘Lift others up’. The kicker – Kyrgios’ phone number was written on the cardboard with another caption: ‘Call Me’.
And, that’s precisely what everyone did.
Kyrgios quickly jumped in the comments, playfully branding Tsitsipas as an ‘absolute idiot’ and pleading with everyone to stop calling him.
“Please. I understand that Tsitsipas posted my number on his Instagram. Please stop calling me. I can’t even play music. I can’t do anything. Please stop calling my cell phone.”
Nick is struggling pic.twitter.com/GAHFWkwxxC
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) April 27, 2020
However, all may not be as it seems.
According to Bastien Fachan on Twitter, who claimed to have spoken to Tsitsipas, the ‘prank’ was pre-arranged by the pair.
So, about that… Talked to Stef yesterday and it turns out the 'prank' was all planned. He texted Nick beforehand to make sure he was okay with it. Nick is just pretending. Don't fall for it 😂 https://t.co/7oLAfI8eMQ
— Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan) April 28, 2020
Makes perfect sense – you’d assume Tsitsipas wouldn’t just reveal Kyrgios’ phone number without permission to millions of people around the world.
Whatever the case, Kyrgios will probably still have to change his phone number now….