Stefanos Tsitsipas: "I aimed at hitting Nick Kyrgios"



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Stefanos Tsitsipas: "I aimed at hitting Nick Kyrgios"

The challenge between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios did not end on the Wimbledon lawns, but is continuing off the court, amidst controversy and shocking statements. The two are at loggerheads after the match staged yesterday with the Australian's victory in four sets.

The match turned into a psychodrama and at one point the challenge seemed off the tennis court. During the conference, the Greek Top Ten, often at the center of the controversy in the circuit (such as for issues on Toilet Break or Coaching), shot zero on the opponent, releasing very harsh statements.

Peace between the two seems unlikely and indeed Stefanos' words create a crack that is difficult to recompose: "The ball thrown in the stands? It was a bad gesture, it had never happened to me and I apologize. I don't know what went through my head in those moments but I think it all comes from the circus created by my opponent on the other side of the net.

Thank God I didn't hit anyone but I won't do it again. The responsibility is mine, but he created this situation with his behavior. Everything he did is not normal for me."

Tsitsipas and the penalty point

Subsequently Tsitsipas received a penalty point for a ball shot from the other side of the field and went to the stands: "I admit I wanted to hit him, but I missed him a lot.

I did it because I wanted to make him stop, someone has to sit with him and talk to him. This is frustrating, I can't be like the robots, but with him it's always the same story and after a while you lose your nerve.

Nick is a tennis player who can't play if he doesn't have a circus around him, I also talked about it to the chairman. Nick always exceeds the limit." Tsitsipas continued releasing very harsh words about his opponent: "He harasses opponents, acts like a stalker.

I don't like people like him and I think he can do a lot of damage in the long run. When you see someone disrespecting you in this way, I think it's normal to get into such situations."