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Nick Kyrgios has been criticized by one-time Wimbledon champion after a hot match of the Australian tennis star against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Kyrgios defeated Tsitsipas 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) in a four-set thriller in the third round of the tournament. Wimbledon Championship. During the match, Tsitsipas deliberately kicked the ball into the stands, expressing dissatisfaction with himself for losing the set. Kyrgios complained that Tsitsipas should have defaulted for the outbreak, leading to a brief protest. He’ll get a code violation for swearing.
Pat Cash, Australian compatriot who won Wimbledon in the 80s, told BBC radio he was not enthusiastic about the antics of Kyrgios.
“It was absolute chaos. He has taken tennis to the lowest level as far as I can see, as far as playing skill, cheating, manipulation, abuse, aggressive behavior towards referees and linesmen,” Cash said.
“He was lucky that he even went through the first set, he should have lost in the first set. Something needs to be done about it, it’s just an absolute circus. It is interesting? Yes, it’s possible. currently. “
Cash explained what he meant by “fraud”. He said that Kyrgios did more than just try to mentally outplay Tsitsipas.
“Tsitsipas would get on the phone, go over there and start complaining, he was right in front of him – that’s part of the game, that’s what he does, and I think there’s a limit to that.
“I don’t have a problem with playing skills, but when it comes to this level, I think it just gets out of hand.
“Be that as it may, the referee lost control. The kids with the ball were running around the court while Kyrgios served, he didn’t slow down for any of it. It’s taken me too far now.”
Kyrgios, known for his temper on the court, was also punished for spitting on the fans during a match earlier in the tournament. He also referred to the woman of the line as a “snitch”.
On Monday, Kyrgios once again battled criticism to take down Brandon Nakashima in a five-set thriller. He won 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(7), 3-6, 6-2. In the quarterfinals, he will face Chilean Christian Garin.