Nick Kyrgios has furiously fired back at Stefanos Tsitsipas as the fallout from their Wimbledon clash continues.
The players played out four brilliant sets of tennis on Court One with Kyrgios getting himself over the line and earning a fourth round match with Brendon Nakashima.
The real story, though, was the the ongoing animosity between the players on court, with them both having a running bad-tempered battle with each other.
Tsitsipas fired the first volley in the war of words, saying Kyrgios was 'a bully with an evil side,' and the Australian has now had his say too.
“I don’t know what to say," Kyrgios said when told about Tsitsipas' comments. "I didn’t bully him or disrespect him.
“The circus was all him today. He’s making it all about me but he’s got serious issues. I’m liked in the dressing room but he’s not liked, let me tell you.
“I don’t care what happens with him and me. He’s soft. It’s what holding him back!”
Nick Kyrgios was especially upset that Stefanos Tsitsipas was not defaulted for hitting a ball into the crowd.
It was a similar situation that saw Novak Djokovic ejected from the 2020 US Open, yet the Greek got away with it due to the ball not actually hitting anyone.
“I didn’t hit a ball at a spectator. If that had been me, I’d have been hauled out of the tournament.
“What do you think? Why was he still on a court for hitting a spectator? He smacked a ball off the wall into a spectator’s head. He apologised but is that okay?
“I’ll be very interested to see what sort of fine he gets."
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