Stefanos Tsitsipas has no regrets surrounding Nick Kyrgios worst behaviour bully incident at Wimbledon two years on

Friday, 28 June 2024 at 09:00
Stefanos Tsitsipas heads into today's draw at Wimbledon aiming to rekindle the magic that saw him reach the semi-finals and lose out in a fractious tie to Nick Kyrgios two years ago. But speaking two years later from their incident, he has no regrets.
Tsitsipas spoke to Express Sport and explained the incident which saw him brand Nick Kyrgios a 'bully' and call out 'worst behaviour' on the otherside of the net. Kyrgios fired back by saying that the World No.11 wasn't liked. They have patched it up since then with no such issues emerging and even Tsitsipas being invited to a party held by Kyrgios at SW19. But he still has no regrets.
“Look, for me that year was an important one. I felt like my tennis was great during that grass court swing,” Tsitsipas told Express Sport. “If you check my results I might not have delivered in Halle two weeks before but I won my first grass court tournament in Mallorca and I was feeling great with my game.
“I had a great win in the second round against Jordan Thompson, I feel like he’s one of the good guys to beat on grass. And then I entered that match with Kyrgios with a lot of expectations that I can really do damage today and I can perhaps even win that match.”
“And those things occurred during the match, they threw me off a little bit. It was, let’s say, the best moment of my career with the worst sort of behaviour on the other side which made me feel terrible.
“I was also feeling a little bit sick during those three days that I was at Wimbledon, I started feeling not that great so that contributed to the behaviour and the reaction that I showed on the court, I was really feeling terrible.”
“Looking back into it, I don’t regret anything. I think that taught me a lot of things on how not to behave on court and how not to allow myself to get, let’s say, torn apart. Especially when the opponent is trying to impose that during a match. It taught me that I should never take things seriously and I should just focus on myself."

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