Kyrgios questioned the umpire why his opponent didnt forfeit after angrily hitting a ball into the stands. The Australian tennis player cursed at the umpire saying, Are you dumb?
He later asked to see a supervisor, and when he didnt get the result he was hoping for, he asked for more supervisors, saying, Bro, bring out more supervisors. Im not done. Bring em all out. I dont care. Im not playing until we get to the bottom of this.
But he did go on to play and the unseeded Kyrgios went on to win the match with Tsitsipas, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7). This is the first time hes back in the fourth round since 2014.
Fourth-seeded Tsitsipas called Kyrgios a bully and said that the Australian has a very evil side. He also added, “It’s constant bullying. Thats what he does. He bullies the opponents.
He was probably a bully at school himself. I dont like bullies,” added the Italian.
When told of Tsitsipas bully comments, Kyrgios laughed it off saying, “He was the one hitting balls at me. He was the one who hit a spectator. I didnt do anything. Apart from me going back and forth with the umpire, I did nothing toward Stefanos today that was disrespectful, I dont think.”
“If he’s affected by that today, then thats whats holding him back, Kyrgios said about Tsitsipas.
Because someone can just do that, and thats going to throw him off his game like that? I just think its soft.
All in all, the match between Kyrgios and Tsitsipas was nothing short of exciting.
This is not the first time that Kyrgios got into trouble at this years Wimbledon. On Saturday, he got flack for spitting in the direction of the spectators. He was fined US$10,000 for his conduct.