Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios asked the referee to disqualify his opponent, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, in the 3rd round of Wimbledon for unsportsmanlike conduct. Finally, Kyrgios advanced after sets 6:7, 6:4, 6:3, 7:6.
Nick Kyrgios debating with the referee.
The controversial moment happened after the end of the second set, after which Kyrgios leveled the duel against Tsitsipas at 1:1 in sets.
After losing it, the nervous Greek nervously hit the ball towards the audience, where it hit one of the spectators. He thus recalled the moment from the US Open 2020, when Novak Djokovic hit the linesman and was subsequently expelled from the tournament.
And Kyrgios requested exactly the same punishment for his rival from the head referee and constantly convinced him of his truth. In the end, the Greek got away with only a warning, but nervousness accompanied the duel in the rest of the game.
The temperamental Australian could not come to terms with the fact that Tsitsipas got away with it and argued with the referee after almost every break.
“I will not continue the match until we resolve this situation,” Kyrgios explained. Although he did not succeed with his complaints, he finally won against the Greek 3:1 in sets.
men – singles – 3rd round:
Nick Kyrgios (Aust.) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece-4) 6:7 (2), 6:4, 6:3, 7:6 (7), Rafael Nadal (Sp.-2) – Lorenzo Sonego (Tal .-27) 6:1, 6:2, 6:4, Brandon Nakashima (USA) – Daniel Elahi Galan (Col.) 6:4, 6:4, 6:1, Jason Kubler (Aust.) – Jack Sock (USA) 6:2, 4:6, 5:7, 7:6 (4), 6:3, Alex de Minaur (Aust.-19) – Liam Broady (V. Brit.) 6:3, 6: 4, 7:5, Cristian Garin (Chile) – Jenson Brooksby (USA-29) 6:2, 6:3, 1:6, 6:4, Botic Van de Zandschulp (Hol.-21) – Richard Gasquet (Fr .) 7:5, 2:6, 7:6 (7), 6:1
Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.
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