‘My Son Would Have Been Defaulted’ – Nick Kyrgios’ Father Slams Wimbledon for Selective Treatment

Published 07/03/2022, 11:29 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2022 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round match against Britain’s Paul Jubb REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The Wimbledon Championships 2022 is into its second week. In one of the thrilling matches of the tournament, Nick Kyrgios caused a massive upset as he knocked out the fourth seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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It was an ill-tempered match, with constant momentum swings. Additionally, the crowd was vocal and made their emotions felt at every point. During the match, an incident occurred where Tsitsipas frustratingly smashed the ball into the crowd. However, he was fortunate that his actions didn’t cause any damage. As a result, he escaped severe punishment from the chair umpire. After the match, Kyrgios’ father slammed Wimbledon officials for their double standards.

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Nick Kyrgios’ father on Stefanos Tsitsipas escaping punishment

The Australian star’s father, Giorgos Kyrgios wasn’t happy with the selective treatment of Wimbledon officials. Subsequently, he made his displeasures felt, saying, “My son would have been defaulted. You’ve got to draw the line for everybody. I hate to see it for anyone. I feel sorry for all of them – the pressure is so much.”

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; What appears to be hair dye drips down the forehead of Nick Kyrgios of Australia in his first round match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

In a match lasting three hours and 17 minutes, Kyrgios got the better of Tsitsipas. The 27-year-old eventually prevailed 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3 7-6(7). The Australian star was strong on his serve and gave very few chances to Tsitsipas in his service games. It proved to be a deciding factor in the match as Kyrgios advanced into the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships 2022.

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Tsitsipas slams Kyrgios’ antics

The fourth seed wasn’t happy with his opponent’s behavior during the match. After the match, the two had a cold handshake. Talking about Kyrgios, Tsitsipas said, “It’s constant bullying, that’s what he does. He bullies the opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself. I don’t like bullies. I don’t like people that put other people down.”

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Kyrgios will next play against Brandon Nakashima of the United States at Centre Court today.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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