Taylor Fritz beat Nikoloz Basilashvili in the Australian Open 2023 and will be facing the Australian, Alexei Popyrin in the second round but was in the headlines due to the bizarre drawing he sketched after the game.
It was a hard-fought victory for the American as he won the game following a thrilling four-set fight but after the match, the current world number 9 had a very awkward moment as he ended up painting a di** on the camera.
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) January 18, 2023
However, the American star had zero intentions of drawing a di** and instead, he was trying to draw a lock as the victory was hard fought but locked under the belt, but a poor experience of painting just embarrassed him a bit.
Fritz said on Twitter: “For your information I was trying to draw a lock emoji…. I just forgot the very important fact that I suck at drawing.”
For ur information i was trying to draw a 🔒 emoji…. I just forgot the very important fact that I suck at drawing
— Taylor Fritz (@Taylor_Fritz97) January 17, 2023
Morgan Riddle, a long-time girlfriend of Taylor Fritz, was present on the courts as the American tennis youngster overcame the Nikoloz Basilashvili challenge and the lady cheered him for everything after each time the American hit the borderline.
Asked what he's going to do tonight, Taylor Fritz said, "Get some dinner, maybe some video games if my girlfriend lets me."@moorrgs looks like she might take some convincing @Taylor_Fritz97 !#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/MCErUnHPnc
— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) January 17, 2023
Fans reacted to the incident, and they are hilarious at what happened at the Australian Open and they are seeing the funny side of it as appeared.
Many fans have been responding to his message on social media as One said: “Lock! Okay Taylor.”
A second replied: “Lucky you’re good at playing tennis ☺️.”
A third chimed in with: “Keep your day job. You’re pretty good at it.
Taylor Fritz just casually hit four aces in a row. pic.twitter.com/5lnevU46hL
— Gaspar Ribeiro Lança (@gasparlanca) January 17, 2023
On January 19, Taylor Fritz will compete against Alexei Popyrin to advance to the third round. He will, however, be aiming much higher than this and expecting to remain in the front rows by achievements rather than by painting a dick on the camera.