Nick Kyrgios (40°) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (5°) starred in the best match of the first week of Wimbledon: the Australian won 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3 and 7-6 (7) and got into the round of 16. This meeting had a high level and also a lot of controversy. But this continued at press conferences.
“I like your tennis. But there was no game with him in which he has not acted like that, it tires. Does not stop talking. He bullies all the time, that’s what he does and he was probably like that in school. He has an evil side that he can do a lot of damage to people, I greeted him because I always do it with my rival, but he would not have done it“, Stefanos said about his rival.
In addition, he referred to the ball he gave to the public and blamed Nick: “It was bad of me, I’ve never done it before and I apologize. I don’t know what went through my head. It is part of the circus that comes from the other side of the network. I didn’t hit anyone, thank God. I won’t do that again. It’s my responsibility, but I think something created that behavior. It’s not usual for me“.
Far from staying silent or on the sidelines, Kyrgios He didn’t hesitate to reply: “I’m not sure how I can intimidate someone in the third round at Wimbledon. He was just playing tennis. The circus was all his: he threw the balls at my body and before that he threw it at the spectator. I am one of the most loved in the locker room, he is not. He has some serious problems“.
The last straw is that, minutes after the duel ended, the Australian had said in the interview on the court that he had respect for Stefanos and that he loved him. Without a doubt, this confrontation will go down in history and will be the subject of debate. For now, Nick will face Brandon Nakashima (56th) in the round of 16.