Kyrgios stops playing, asks opponent to be disqualified, resumes play and beats world No. 5 at Wimbledon


Nick Kyrgios was back to his best and sparkliest grand slam victory in professional tennis – Wimbledon. King Kyrgios picked up a win over world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas Sunday morning. As you’d expect, it wasn’t without buckets of spicy drama.

Kyrgios overtook Tsitsipas in four sets to win 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in a scoreline that looked suspiciously like my BSB number. Please don’t come for my $27. Cheers.

The first spicy moment came after Tsitsipas hit a ball into the crowd that almost clocked a female spectator.

Kyrgios then demanded his opponent be kicked out of Wimbledon (AKA: DQ’d) after Tsitsipas only committed a code violation.

“You can’t hit a ball into a crowd and hit somebody and not be faltering,” Kyrgios told the chair umpire several times.

He supported his argument by citing Novak Djokovic‘s DQ from the 2020 US Open, arguing that Tsitsipas should suffer the same fate. In this instance, Novak hit a line umpire in the throat with a ball.

“Bring out more supervisors. I’m not finished. Get them all out,” Kyrgios told the Wimbledon chair umpire in what could probably be seen as the tennis equivalent of wanting to talk to the manager.

After the match, Kyrgios used his press conference to blame the mid-match drama on his opponent.

“I’m good in the locker room. I have a lot of friends,” Kyrgios told reporters.

“I’m actually one of the most liked…he’s not liked,” he continued, referring to Tsitsipas.

In his own presser, Tsitsipas took aim at Kyrgios for speaking out and accused him of bullying.

“It’s constant bullying, that’s what he does. He was probably a bully at school,” said the world number 5.

“He also has good traits in his character. But he also has a very evil side to him, which, if exposed, can really hurt and harm the people around him.

Calling someone EVIL at a Wimbledon post-match press conference? It must be a first.

Messy shit, both!

Well, love him or hate him, Kyrgios has his eyes set on tennis. I think Roger Federer sums it up nicely.

Kyrgios plays in the round of 16 against the American Brandon Nakashima In Monday.

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