Australian Open crowd sledges towards Briton player ‘absolutely awful’


Aussie fans cheering for Nick Kyrgios last night were “absolutely awful” with their sledges according to Briton player Liam Broady.

Kyrgios cruised to a 6-4 6-4 6-3 victory over Broady at John Cain Arena, and it appears the loss will have lasting impact on the British player.

The home crowd went out of its way to make life hard for Broady, booing the player at will as he at times laughed to himself during the match about the high-octane response from the crowd. However, during his post-match press conference, Broady conceded the crowd was “very, very difficult” to deal with.

The atmosphere was incredible, but it was, it’s the first time I’ve ever walked onto a tennis court and been booed, which was, which for me was a crazy experience.