Welcome to this week's edition of "Hot Shots," a USOpen.org-curated look at what you may have missed on social media over the past seven days. This week on Tennis Twitter, we feature an always-tired Nick Kyrgios, Novak’s newest training partner and the birth of Fernando Verdasco’s son.
Nick Kyrgios has an arsenal of weapons in his tennis game. Big serves, whipping forehands… and power naps? The mercurial Kyrgios seemed to have hit the snooze button this week in Miami, when at 43 minutes into a match, he seemed to get in some quick shuteye.
Dozing off during a match isn’t anything new for the Aussie, who decided to catch some z’s on a changeover during his first-round match against Andy Murray at the 2015 US Open.
World No. 73 Amanda Anisimova saw a Round-2 dismissal at the Miami Open, but that didn’t keep her from taking in some night tennis at the tournament.
Absent from the Miami Open this year was two-time US Open quarterfinalist Fernando Verdasco, as he awaited the birth of his first child. On March 27, Verdasco and wife Ana Boyer welcomed their son, Miguel. It is yet to be seen if Miguel will pick up a racquet and follow in his father’s tennis footsteps.
Caroline Wozniacki also celebrated her baby this week—her furbaby. For International Puppy Day, the two-time US Open finalist shared a video of her beloved pup, Bruno, who jet-sets the world with his elite-athlete mom.
While Novak Djokovic isn’t known for his doubles game, the 2018 US Open champion relied on a partner for his reflex training this week.
Unfortunately, his new teammate couldn’t help the Serb’s game. Djokovic saw a fourth-round dismissal at the Miami Open, losing to Roberto Bautista Agut, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.