7-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander said he was not impressed by the flare-up in the dramatic men’s singles third-round match between Nick Kyrgios and fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon 2022, saying it can be entertaining but not fall is standing in line with the game.
Matt Wilander called for the chair umpires to be tougher in condemning and punishing misbehavior on the court after a dramatic third-round match.
Nick Kyrgios beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in 4 sets, but a bad-tempered match looked like it could get out of control.
Kyrgios was warned for swearing and the Australian maverick repeatedly complained to the umpire after Tsitsipas came close to defaulting when he hit the ball into the crowd.
Tsitsipas lost his temper and lost his momentum and lost 7-6, 4-6, 3-6, 6-7 in more than 3 hours.
“Is it entertaining? Yes. Is it respectable? No,” Wilander was quoted as saying by Eurosport.
“Is tennis great sometimes? Incredible, because both players are such good players. And Kyrgios is so talented.
“I’ve never seen anything like this. I’m not sure I’d want to see anything like that, again, to be honest, because I don’t think we want to promote it in tennis. We don’t want to promote it. In form of.
“We want to promote it as inspirational, educational, but that’s probably what people want to see. I’m not sure I’m a big fan of what’s going on.”
spread as a dispute on the field Tsitsipas calls Kyrgios a “bully” And someone who has “a bad side to him”, while the Australian hit back, saying the Greek star had serious problems and was not liked in the locker room.
‘Chair umpires need to be tough’
Wilander agreed with former French Open runner-up Alex Coretza.
“The chair umpires need to be tough,” Coretza said. “There should be respect between the players and the chair umpire.
“The umpire needs to say, ‘I’m the boss and you can do and say whatever you want’. We love the match, we love the entertainment but we also need to respect the conditions a little bit “