Uk News Kyrgios is 'evil and a bully', Tsitsipas is 'soft' - a tale of two Wimbledon press conferences United Kingdom news

PremierLeague-News.Com - After an ill-tempered but ultimately gripping match on the court, Kyrgios and Tsitsipas took their beef to the world's media and spilled their woes

Uk News Kyrgios is 'evil and a bully', Tsitsipas is 'soft' - a tale of two Wimbledon press conferences United Kingdom news

PremierLeague-News.Com - After an ill-tempered but ultimately gripping match on the court, Kyrgios and Tsitsipas took their beef to the world's media and spilled their woes

Uk News  Kyrgios is 'evil and a bully', Tsitsipas is 'soft' - a tale of two Wimbledon press conferences United Kingdom news
03 July 2022 - 00:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! WIMBLEDON — Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas spent three hours and 11 minutes battling it out on No 1 Court at Wimbledon, and then carried on in the press room.Kyrgios won the tennis match, but the slagging contest afterwards was, at best, a score draw. You might even characterise it as a 0-0, because neither side came out of it looking good or with much to celebrate.Tsitsipas served first, walking slowly into his press conference at 9.45pm, presumably trying to take the early advantage by setting out his stall. He was still wearing his match kit, and spoke with a blocked nose and a chesty cough he insisted was not Covid, despite the apparent prevalence of the virus in the locker room.The early signs of his frustration were there. “It felt kind of a circus,” he said in his opening remarks. It was to be the beginning, not the end, of his complaints.More from Tennis'That's a default, bro!' - Kyrgios furious over failure to disqualify Tsitsipas from Wimbledon02 July, 2022Broady refuses to blame rackets but admits he got it wrong in Wimbledon defeat02 July, 2022Wimbledon favourite Swiatek stunned by Cornet to end 37-match unbeaten streak02 July, 2022“I don’t think there has been a single match I have played with him that he was behaving that way,” Tsitsipas said.“There comes a point where you really get tired of it. The constant talking, the constant complaining.“It’s really silly, in a way. The referee has made a decision. How are you even going to change his mind?”Kyrgios, probably wisely taking the later 10pm slot and therefore able to have the last word on each issue, responded: “I was just wondering what was going on.”He had been asking umpire Damien Dumusois why Tsitsipas had not been disqualified for hitting a ball into the crowd.“I know if the roles had been reversed, I would have been pulled off that court and defaulted,” Kyrgios said.He sparred with one reporter, saying: “You don’t think hitting a spectator in the head with a ball warrants a default?”Kyrgios said he had seen footage of the ball hitting a spectator. Tsitsipas insisted it had hit the wall. Video replays are inconclusive. But the incident itself was immaterial. The post-match battle quickly switched from tennis ball VAR to something a lot more personal.“He 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,” said Tsitsipas, the amateur social media philosopher turned press conference psychologist.“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. I don’t like people that put other people down.”Ten minutes later, that was put to the “bully” himself.“I don’t know what to say. I’m not sure how I bullied him,” Kyrgios claimed.He quickly turned defence into offence“I would be pretty upset if I lost to someone two weeks in a row, as well. Maybe he should figure out how to beat me a couple more times first and then get to that.“He’s that soft, to come in here and say I bullied him, that’s just soft. We’re not cut from the same cloth.

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. I just think it’s soft.”And besides, Kyrgios said, he was the one whacking balls around.“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,” Kyrgios said.“I wasn’t hitting balls at his face. I had no anger towards Stef today on the match. I don’t know where it’s coming from, to be honest. I think he was angry, because when he hit the ball out of the stadium, it was directed at his box.“Obviously they had some friction, and obviously when you start losing and losing to me again, you get angry.”Winning gives you the privilege of healing the wounds of a fractious match. Tsitsipas lacked the salve of triumph. He could only lick his wounds. And they tasted bitter.“I wish we could all come together and put a rule in place. Something about talking,” Tsitsipas said.“Why would you be talking while you’re playing? It makes no sense. You are out there to do your job.“Every single point that I played today I feel like there was something going on on the other side of the net.“I’m not trying to be distracted by that, because I know it might be intentional, because for sure he can play other way. And that’s his way of manipulating the opponent and making you feel distracted.“There is no other player that does this. There is no other player that is so upset and frustrated all the time with something. It triggers it so easy and so fast.“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, and move on better.”If Kyrgios is to be believed, Tsitsipas will have a hard time rallying people behind him.“I just think he’s making that match about me, like he’s got some serious issues,” Kyrgios said, in perhaps his most puerile moment.“I’m good in the locker room. I’ve got many friends, just to let you know. I’m actually one of the most liked. I’m set.“He’s not liked.”On court, Kyrgios had claimed that he “loved” Tsitsipas and his brother Petros, and had “ultimate respect” for them.Would they still be friends after all this?“I don’t care,” said Kyrgios.“When I’m back home and you see my everyday and who I’m competing with on the basketball court, these guys are dogs. The people I’m playing at Wimbledon, they’re not.”Follow i sport on Facebook for more tennis news, interviews and features, or listen to the Love Tennis Podcast presented by i‘s James Gray on iTunes, Spotify or just search “Love Tennis” wherever you get your podcasts

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