Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas fined for bloody match at Wimbledon

World No. 5 Tsitsipas was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, the largest single fine in the tournament so far.

After the match, he apologized for hitting the ball in the stands, which is considered a separate violation in the Grand Slam rulebook.

Kyrgios, who won the match in four sets to face American Brandon Nakashima in the fourth round on Monday, was fined $4,000 for using foul language.

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This means the Aussie was fined $14,000 in that tournament for spitting at a spectator who he said was disrespectful to him during his first round match against Britain’s Paul Jubb.

After Saturday’s heated bout, Tsitsipas and Kyrgios continued to trade barbs off the court, with the fourth-seeded Greek calling his opponent “evil” and a “hooligan” and Kyrgios saying Tsitsipas was “not loved” in the locker room.

“I didn’t do anything disrespectful to Stefanos today,” he added. “I didn’t drill it with balls. To come here and say that I bullied him, that’s just mild.”

Kyrgios has been controversial for his on-court behavior throughout his career, but this year at Wimbledon he also showed one of his best tennis skills. passed Filip Krajinovic only an hour and 25 minutes in the second round.

The 27-year-old has reached the quarter-finals of Grand Slams twice, a record he could have set by defeating Nakashima when the pair met on Center Court.