Stefanos Tsitsipas said Nick Kyrgios has an “malicious side” to his personality subsequent to losing to the Australian in a spunky match at Wimbledon on Saturday. Kyrgios beat Tsitsipas in four sets – – 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3 7-6(7) – – in an activity stuffed, questionable game on Court One however the pair proceeded with the quarrel at their post-match public interviews.
Tsitsipas was frustrated by Kyrgios’ “constant bullying” from the other side of the net and had tried to hit his opponent with a shot during the fiery encounter. Kyrgios, who was vocal throughout, was warned for swearing by the umpire and was left furious when Tsitsipas wasn’t disqualified for firing a ball into the crowd out of frustration. “Yeah, it’s constant bullying, that’s what he does. He bullies opponents,” Kyrgios told reporters after the match. “He was probably a bully at school himself. I don’t like bullies.”
Kyrgios, who has proactively caused titles at Wimbledon for the two his eruptions and brassy shots, ignored his adversaries remarks, referring to them as “delicate.”
He had recently said he had immense regard for the Greek when talked with on court following the match.
“I don’t have the foggiest idea what to say. I don’t know how I tormented him. He was the one hitting balls at me, he was the one that hit an onlooker, he was the one that smacked it out of the arena,” Kyrgios told columnists subsequent to advancing to the round of 16.
“I didn’t do anything towards Stefanos today that was discourteous. I was not penetrating him with balls. To come in here and say I harassed him, that is simply delicate. We’re not practically the same. I go facing folks who are valid contenders.
“I have numerous companions in the storage space, just to tell you. I’m really one of the most enjoyed. I’m set. He’s not loved. We should just put that there.”
Tsitsipas later apologized for shooting a ball into the group and conceded to attempting to hit Kyrgios with a body shot.
“I’m not used to playing along these lines,” he said. “Yet, I can’t simply stay there, behave like a robot and carry on like somebody that is totally cold and oblivious.
“Since you’re out there taking care of your business, and you have commotion coming from the opposite side of the court for no great explanation.
“Each and every point that I played today I feel like there was a going thing on the opposite side of the net.
“That is his approach to controlling the rival and causing you to feel diverted, as it were. There could be no other player that does this. I truly trust all us players can think of something and make this a cleaner form of our game, have this sort of conduct not acknowledged, not permitted, not endured.”
Kyrgios, who will play American Brandon Nakashima in the following round, said Tsitsipas ought to be more stressed over figuring out how to beat him.
“I would be disturbed in the event that I lost to somebody two weeks straight. Perhaps he ought to sort out some way to beat me a couple more times first,” the Australian added.