Wimbledon 2022: Stefanos Tsitsipas goes after Nick Kyrgios on social media

Stefanos Tsitsipas wasn’t limiting his anger at Nick Kyrgios to the pitch or the press room when he made a surprising admission.

Stefanos Tsitsipas liked several anti-Nick Kyrgios tweets after their ill-tempered clash at Wimbledon, when he admitted to directly attacking the Aussie out of anger on the court.

Tsitsipas criticized Kyrgios’ behavior in his post-match news conference, calling him a “thug” with an “evil side” after the Australian won a dramatic third-round clash on Sunday morning.

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Kyrgios called for his opponent to be suspended during the match for hitting a ball into the crowd, something Tsitsipas later said he deeply regretted.

The World No. 5 didn’t mince words when he addressed reporters and his social media activity also reflected his true feelings towards Kyrgios. Tsitsipas liked several tweets, shown below, complaining about the Canberran.

It wasn’t just on Twitter that Tsitsipas vented his anger, uploading several images of himself talking to the chair umpire and demonstrating during his match with Kyrgios with the caption “Give a man a mask and he will become his true self.”

Tsitsipas used the phrase because it is the last tattoo Kyrgios had had on his body, showing on his left leg before Wimbledon.

Tsitsipas received a one-point penalty when he hit a return against the back wall of Court 1. Asked in his press conference what happened at that unusual spot and whether it was “intentional,” the Greek star surprisingly admitted that it was. .

“I was aiming for my opponent’s body, but I missed it by a lot,” Tsitsipas said.

A clearly frustrated Tsitsipas, who complained to the chair umpire about Kyrgios’ behaviour, attempted to pin the 27-year-old to the body several times, most notably with easy holds at the net. Pressed on why he did that, the fourth seed responded: “Just to stop, you know. This has to stop. Not well. Someone has to sit down with him and talk.

“I don’t know what to say.

“Sure there is frustration behind that and I’m not used to playing this way, but I can’t just sit there and act like a robot and act like someone who is completely cold and ignorant.

“It has happened three or four times now. You know, once I get it. But if it starts happening two, three or four times, it really gets on your nerves.

“You’re out there doing your job and you’ve got noise coming from the other side of the court for absolutely no reason.”

Kyrgios, however, laughed off Tsitsipas’ accusations and described his opponent as “soft”.

“We are not cut from the same cloth,” he said. “I’m up against guys who are real competitors.”

He added: “I’m good in the locker room. I have a lot of friends, just so you know. In fact, I am one of the most loved. I’m ready It’s not dear. Let’s just put that in there.”

Originally Posted as Tsitsipas makes shocking Kyrgios admission, takes to social media against Aussie star

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