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Nick Kyrgios slams 'disrespectful' BBC colleague for Wimbledon commentary after calling him a 'clown'

Nick Kyrgios slams 'disrespectful' BBC colleague for Wimbledon commentary after calling him a 'clown'

Nick Kyrgios took aim at his own colleague

Nick Kyrgios took aim at his own BBC colleague for his commentary during this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

The 29-year-old was unable to compete at Wimbledon this year due to injury and instead took up a commentary position with the BBC.

Kyrgios is one of the most controversial figures in tennis and has reignited a feud with one of his now colleagues at the broadcaster.

Last year, the Australian hit out at BBC commentator Andrew Castle for comments he made during the Wimbledon final between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic. He labelled Castle ‘a clown’ and told him to keep quiet.

Castle once again got under the skin of Kyrgios during the game between Taylor Firtz and Alexander Zverev.

The 60-year-old said: “You can't say it's been the most captivating tennis, to be frank.”

Despite working for the same company as Castle, Kyrgios once again slammed his commentary on social media.

“Not captivating' – was a comment from a commentator who is doing the Zverev & Fritz match,” he wrote. “This alone tells me that they have probably never played tennis at a high level. 2 of the most elite servers we have. Quite disrespectful. C'mon be better.”

Nick Kyrgios X
Nick Kyrgios X

Castle was once the British No.1 but his best result in a singles tournament at one of the four majors came in the 1987 US Open when he reached the third round.

He has been the BBC’s lead commentator on all men’s singles finals for the past two decades.

Earlier in the week, Kyrgios and Castle worked together for the all-English showdown between Jack Draper and Cameron Norrie.

Castle risked angering his colleague further by referencing the infamous incident where Kyrgios had a spectator removed from the crowd after claiming she had drunk ‘about 700 drinks’.

Nick Kyrgios hit out at a fan (Getty)
Nick Kyrgios hit out at a fan (Getty)

Draper complained to the umpire who was speaking during his serve and Castle couldn’t resist a cheeky jab at his co-commentator.

He said: ‘Draper is a bit irritated by someone. Maybe they've had 500 beers mate?”

Kyrgios replied: “Awww, nah! We can't mention that, I'll get in trouble!”

Castle: “Since when do you try to avoid that?

Kyrgios: “Yeah, you’re not wrong.”

Castle: “Turning over a new leaf? Being a good boy?

Kyrgios: “Im trying to find the balance.”

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Tennis, Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios