The 27-year-old Canberry native first stopped the opening set, in which he lost to the world six 5: 7. A burst of Kyrgios rage was carried away by a rocket smashed against a bench by the umpire. The first debate with the judge followed.
The second hot moment came a moment later. At 2: 0 in the second set, the referee reprimanded the Australian for delaying too much in preparation for the Tsitsipase service. And the second supervisor of the tournament had to put out the second word.
“He told me I was playing too slowly. Statistically, I’m one of the fastest,” said the 65th player in the world after the match. “I had to go for a towel, my hands were sweating in the 30-degree heat. I needed to wipe them, and he gave me a warning,” complained the man, who returned to the circuit after the traditional pause during the clay season.
Admittedly, the Australian did not offer viewers just another of his emotional outbursts. The spectators in Halle watched a nice tennis game full of great moments.
Kyrgios stepped on Tsitsipas for the third time in his career. Only one of the four mutual measurements of forces went to the victory of the twenty-three-year-old Greek.
Kyrgios will face the Spaniard Pablo Carreno in Halle for a semi-final participation.