FAMOUS CRISTIANO RONALDO’S CELEBRATION ‘SIUU’ MAKES WAY INTO AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Tennis star Andy Murray Was Left Confused After Crowd Chanted Famous C Ronaldo Celebration “Siuuu” During Tennis Match-up.
The courtside fans at the Australian Open on Tuesday were calling out “siuuu”. It’s the famous victory cry of Manchester United champion Cristiano Ronaldo, together with his copyright pirouette and chest out celebration when he goals. He says it originated as “si”, meaning “yes” in Spanish.
Now quite why fans, especially those at John Cain Arena, chose to borrow from the world game and bring it to the Melbourne courts is anyone’s guess. But it’s caught on courtside and, well, the least that can be said is at least it wasn’t the tiresome “oi oi oi”.
It had the TV commentators flummoxed at quite what the fans were up to and what had upset them. And it had some of the players a little uncertain.
“First I thought they were booing me, but then I realised they were doing the sound Ronaldo does when he scores. It’s incredible,” Scot Andy Murray said.
I can’t hear you: Nick Kyrgios embraced the crowd and the siuuu.
I can’t hear you: Nick Kyrgios embraced the crowd and the siuuu.CREDIT:EDDIE JIM
Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech seemed to feel the crowd was against him with the “siuuu” cry, though he was also playing Australian Alexei Popyrin, so there was a partisan bent to the crowd.
Nick Kyrgios, who followed Murray on John Cain Arena, even laughed with the crowd during the match, indicating that they were overdoing it.
One journalist after Kyrgios’ match was a little uncertain what all the apparent booing was about.
“I wasn’t getting booed. That’s not getting booed,” Kyrgios said.
“They actually weren’t saying “boo’.
“It’s just a stupid (thing). F—, I can’t believe they did it so much. They were doing some Ronaldo thing. Ronaldo does it every time he scores. It’s like, I thought they were going to do it for like 10 minutes – they did it for 2½ hours. Like every point. I don’t know why. It was a zoo out there.”
Kyrgios embraced the “siuuu” by doing a little imitation of Ronaldo’s trademark celebration after he won.
You had to feel for his opponent Liam Broady, though. He’s from Manchester in England, where Ronaldo plays for Manchester United. Broady barracks for City.
If you didn’t know the “siuuu” and don’t know English football, then suffice to say City and United fans don’t much like one another.
That was only half the problem for Broady. He thought they were actually booing: “It’s the first time I’ve ever walked onto a tennis court and been booed which for me was a crazy experience,” he said.