LONDON — The fiery third-round Wimbledon match between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas has resulted in each gamers being fined.
Kyrgios defeated Tsitsipas 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7) to ebook his place within the fourth spherical on Saturday. However he has obtained a $4,000 positive for an “audible obscenity” after being hit with a code violation through the match.
His opponent, Tsitsipas, has additionally been hit with a $10,000 positive for “unsportsmanlike conduct” after being handed two code violations for ball abuse through the match.
The tempestuous encounter left Tsitsipas livid, saying Kyrgios has “an evil aspect” and should have been “a bully at college” for the way in which he behaved all through the match.
Kyrgios, who will open play on Centre Court docket on Monday towards Brandon Nakashima, fired again at Tsitsipas, calling him “tender.” The flashpoint within the match occurred within the second set when Tsitsipas flicked a ball into the nook stands, narrowly lacking a spectator. Kyrgios referred to as on Tsitsipas to be defaulted, however play continued with the Australian finally closing it out.
It’s Kyrgios’ second positive of this match, having obtained a $10,000 positive for “unsportsmanlike conduct” following his opening-round win over Paul Jubb. Kyrgios admitted to spitting within the course of a heckling fan after seeing off Jubb in 5 units.
“He actually got here to the match to not even help anybody actually, simply to fire up disrespect. That is positive, but when I give it again to you, that is simply how it’s,” Kyrgios stated. “I have been coping with hate and negativity for a very long time, so I do not really feel like I owed that individual something.”