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A Furious Nick Kyrgios Wanted Stefanos Tsitsipas Defaulted After He Smacked Ball Into The Crowd

Jack Kenmare

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A Furious Nick Kyrgios Wanted Stefanos Tsitsipas Defaulted After He Smacked Ball Into The Crowd

Nick Kyrgios says opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas should have been defaulted for hitting the ball into the Wimbledon crowd during their third round match on Saturday afternoon.

In fact, the fiesty Australian refused to play his third round match against world number 5 Tsitsipas following the incident.

It all kicked off in the second, when a furious Kyrgios called over the supervisor to asks for Tsitsipas to be defaulted as the Greek sent a ball into the crowd in frustration after losing the set. Here's some footage of the clash.

The 27-year-old, who mentioned Novak Djokovic being defaulted from the US Open in 2020, could be heard saying: "Give me all the supervisors. I'm not playing until we get to the bottom of it" before continuing his rant.

It didn't stop there, either. Stefanos Tsitsipas was handed a point deduction and a second code violation for this moment.

Kyrgios mentioned the fact Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open during his last 16 match against Pablo Carreno Busta in 2020.

The Serbian was trailing 6-5 in the first set of the match when he knocked away a ball he had from his service game – a strike that hit a line judge in the throat.

You can see footage of that incident below.

Earlier this week, Kyrgios was given a $14,500 fine for spitting in the direction of a spectator during his first-round matchup – the largest fine of 14 given out so far at Wimbledon.

Footage of the incident shows Kyrgios looking towards the crowd following his victory and spitting before going over and shaking British wildcard Paul Jubb’s hand.

Thoughts on the Kyrgios/Tsitsipas incident at Wimbledon? Did he have a point?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: BBC Sport

Topics: Nick Kyrgios, Wimbledon, Tennis

Jack Kenmare
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