Stefanos Tsitsipas' mother accuses Nick Kyrgios of playing 'dirty' at Wimbledon

The Tsitsipas and Kyrgios third round match at Wimbledon was high on tension.

by Dzevad Mesic
Stefanos Tsitsipas' mother accuses Nick Kyrgios of playing 'dirty' at Wimbledon

Stefanos Tsitsipas' mother Julia Apostoli says Nick Kyrgios is the only person that "confuses" her son. Tsitsipas, 24, has a bit of a history with 2022 Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios. The feud between the two started several years ago, but they appeared to be in good terms in recent years.

Then at this year's Wimbledon, it showed that there was still something between the two. In a match that was high on tension, Kyrgios recovered from a set down to beat Tsitsipas in four sets. Tsitsipas was clearly bothered by Kyrgios' behavior as it was clear that the Australian got into his head.

After the match, Tsitsipas called Kyrgios "an evil bully." “The only person who confuses Stefanos is Nick Kyrgios,” Apostoli said according to the Greek City Times. “He is the only one who brings him out of himself, In the Wimbledon match, Kyrgios decided to ignore the general rules of sports.

The match became very strange and nervous because he was playing ‘dirty’ tennis. Stefanos doesn’t play like that. He completely lost his temper due to the behaviour of his opponent and lost the match without being any worse on the court”.

Tsitsipas called Kyrgios a bully

After exiting Wimbledon in the third round, Tsitsipas unloaded on Kyrgios. "It's constant bullying, that's what he does. He bullies the opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself.

I don't like bullies. He has some good traits in his character, as well. But he also has a very evil side to him, which if it's exposed, it can really do a lot of harm and bad to the people around him," Tsitsipas said of Kyrgios.

Tsitsipas was so frustrated by Kyrgios that he tried to several times hit the Australian. But he wasn't successful in his attempts to hit Kyrgios. After the match, Kyrgios noted it was Tsitsipas that was aiming for his body and called him "soft." "I'm not sure how I bullied him.

He was the one hitting balls at me, he was the one that hit a spectator, he was the one that smacked it out of the stadium. I didn't do anything. I did nothing towards Stefanos today that was disrespectful. He's soft to come in here and say I bullied him.

We're not cut from the same cloth. If he's affected by that, then that's what's holding him back," Kyrgios said of Tsitsipas complaining.

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