For this 6th day at Wimbledon 2022, the column dedicated to the Slam Daily Recap focuses on the incredible and endless controversies that involved Stefano Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios in their challenge, and Rafael Nadal with Lorenzo Sonego in the other.
Tsitsipas said: "Nick constantly talks and complains. We are here to play tennis, for nothing else. He always complains and this is frustrating. I hope that sooner or later some rules can put an end to all this, we have to play tennis.
He manipulates the opponent in this way and his behavior is not acceptable. What he does is unacceptable, he bullies his opponents, he was probably a bully himself at school, it is not clear what causes him and triggers him so often , constantly, in all matches.
He talks all the time, he shouts, every point you hear mess on the other side of the court. In the long run you can't stand it anymore, he does it on purpose to get into your head, it's okay once, twice, but not always.
He has an evil side that can hurt people a lot." Kyrgios replies like this: "I am super happy to be here and I am frustrated when these things happen. You have also seen what happened. In any case, I will always respect Stefanos both as a tennis player and as a person."
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Let's move on to Nadal vs Sonego. Here is what the Italian said: "There is no such thing as a player calling another player on the net, he does it in the third category, not at Wimbledon.
You call the referee, you don't call your opponent at the net. At that moment he conditioned me. At the end of the match he apologized, he was very polite. But I told him that at that moment he had conditioned me. " Nadal replied, "I'm very sorry if I bothered him.
I just wanted to explain that to him. I did it kindly, but now I feel really bad for bothering him. I'll go talk to him right away."