Tsitsipas brands Kyrgios 'a bully' after Wimbledon defeat: "He has a very evil side to him"
Fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has branded his opponent Nick Kyrgios 'a bully' after losing out to the Aussie in a bad tempered affair at Wimbledon in one of the most enthralling ties seen on the grass courts of SW19 for sometime.
Tsitsipas came close to being defaulted for smashing a bull into the crowd but said that Kyrgios has an 'evil side' and that he was likely a 'bully' at school and it's all he does on the court.
"Yeah, 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," Tsitsipas said.
"I don't like people that put other people down. 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."
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He believes as well that umpires should have come down harder on the antics from Kyrgios and that rules need to be implemented.
"I wish we could all come together and put a rule in place. I don't know. Something about talking. Why would you be talking while you're playing? It makes no sense," he said.
"Every single point that I played today I feel like there was something going on on the other side of the net.
"That's his way of manipulating the opponent and making you feel distracted, in a way. There is no other player that does this. There is no other player that is so upset and frustrated all the time with something.
"I really hope all us players can come up with something and make this a cleaner version of our sport, have this kind of behaviour not accepted, not allowed, not tolerated."
The Greek ace admitted that he did try to hit Kyrgios with a smash most notably multiple times in the third set after the prior incident.
"I was aiming for the body of my opponent but I missed by a lot, by a lot," he continued. "I'm not used to play this way. But I cannot just sit there, act like a robot and act like someone that is completely cold and ignorant.
"Because you're out there doing your job, and you have noise coming from the other side of the court for no absolute reason."