Nick Kyrgios Calls Wimbledon Rival Stefanos Tsitsipas ‘Wicked’ and ‘Bully’

In an action-packed, controversial game on Court One, Kyrgios defeated Tsitsipas in four sets – 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3 7-6(7), but the pair continued to feud after the match . Press conferences.

Tsitsipas was dismayed by Kyrgios’ “constant bullying” from the other side of the net and tried to kill his opponent with one shot during the gruesome encounter.

Kyrgios, who was outspoken the whole time, was warned by the umpire for swearing and was furious when Tsitsipas was disqualified for not firing a ball into the crowd in despair.

“Yeah, it’s constant bullying, that’s what he does. He bullies opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself. I don’t like bullies,” Tsitsipas told reporters after the match.

“I don’t like people who let other people down. They also have some good traits in their character. But they also have a very bad side which, if exposed, can really do a lot of damage.” and bad for the people around you.”

Kyrgios, who has already made headlines for both his outbursts and audacious shots at Wimbledon, called his opponents’ comments “soft”.

He had previously stated that he had great respect for the Greek during an on-court interview immediately after the match.

“I don’t know what to say. I’m not sure how I bullied him. He was the one to hit me, he was the one who hit a spectator, he was the one who made it out of the stadium,” 16th Round Kyrgios told reporters after arriving in the city.

“I didn’t do anything to Stefanos today that was disrespectful. I wasn’t going to drill him with balls. It’s just soft to come here and say I bullied him. We’re not cut from the same cloth. I I go up against people who are true competitors.

“I have several friends in the locker room, just to let you know. I’m actually one of the most likable ones. I’m ready. He doesn’t like it. Let’s keep it there.”

Tsitsipas later apologized for throwing the ball into the crowd and admitted to trying to hit Kyrgios with a body shot.

He said, ‘I am not used to playing like this. “But I can’t just sit there, act like a robot and act like someone who is completely cold and ignorant.

“Because you’re doing your job, and you’re getting noise from the other side of the court for no absolute reason.

“Every single point I’ve played today, I think something was going on on the other side of the net.

Kyrgios laughs at the bullying claims.

“It’s his way of manipulating the opponent and making you feel kind of distracted. There’s no other player to do that. I really hope all of us players can come up with something and make it a neat part of our game.” version. This type of behavior is not accepted, not allowed, not tolerated.”

Kyrgios, who will next play American Brandon Nakashima, said Tsitsipas should be more concerned about finding a way to beat him.

“I would be very upset if I lost to someone for two weeks in a row. Maybe he should figure out how to beat me a couple more first,” said the Australian.