The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, is often host to a lot of interesting matches and competitions that set the tone for the rest of the year. Besides this, the Slam Down Under is also famous for things other than the tennis itself. Be it the audience or the ball boys, the Australian Open keeps throwing random bits of viral news at us to get us in tatters.
This time around the Australian Open was a more solemn affair, with nothing worth mentioning as such. However, the event wasn’t short of laughable bits, with the dance moves of a specific coin toss boy gaining prominence across the internet.
The Australian Open court was host to a jazzy performance this year around as one coin toss boy had come out in his dancing shoes and couldn’t hold the urge to pull out some of the moves. The coin toss boy pulled out his moves during a match between protégés Kei Nishikori and Kamil Majchrzak.
As is the case with all tennis matches, the coin toss was to be held before the start of the first round. It was expected to go about as any other coin toss, but the coin toss boy had other plans in mind. The coin toss boy caught literally everyone standing near the centre net off guard through his fancy dance moves.
While he proceeded to move forward and flip the coin, the boy bust his right leg forward in a fluent movement, and then twirled and cycled around the area with a 360 spin that could put any ballerina to shame. He then finished the turn, with an even fluent movement to do what he was there to do; flip the coin.
This rather impromptu and shocking jig by the coin toss boy got all those nearby, including the players, referee, and the crowd in stitches. Even the commentator couldn’t hide his excitement, as he showed it through his sudden reaction of amazement.
The crowd, which had remained largely silent, by the time of the coin toss, roared in approval of the boy’s moves, and gave the kid a huge applause. The video was also tweeted by the Australia Open team, who were as surprised as we were at this sudden move.