Stefanos Tsitsipas (principal image) has ripped Nick Kyrgios after the Australian’s United Cup withdrawal, reigniting their feud. (Getty Pictures)
“It’s not a shock,” Tsitsipas mentioned of Kyrgios’ withdrawal.
“I hope he enjoys his holidays.”
Tsitsipas’ icy relationship with Kyrgios exploded after he was
bundled out by the Canberran in the third round of this year’s Wimbledon tournament.
In a sensational press convention on the All England Membership, Tsitsipas branded his rival a “bully” and mentioned he had a “very evil aspect to him”.
Kyrgios had demanded the chair umpire default Tsitsipas for whacking a ball into the group, earlier than threatening to refuse taking part in till each one of many event supervisors appeared on the court docket to debate the matter.
Irked by Kyrgios’ antics, Tsitsipas fired three pictures at his opponent’s physique, leading to two code violations and ultimately a degree penalty.
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“I do not know the place all of his power comes from,” Tsitsipas added on Wednesday.
“There may be a lot of it. I do not know the way he does it.
“You can not focus by yourself recreation; there’s a lot noise coming from the opposite aspect of the online. It is distracting. You need to be at your finest to beat all of it.”
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Australia’s United Cup staff consists of Alex de Minaur, Jason Kubler, John Friends, Ajla Tomljanović, Zoe Hives, Maddison Inglis and Samantha Stosur.
Greece has fielded Tsitsipas, Michail Pervolarakis, Stefanos Sakellaridis, Petros Tsitsipas, Maria Sakkari, Despina Papamichail, Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Sapfo Sakellardi.
“We’re all doing this collectively,” Tsitsipas mentioned of the Greek staff.
“Our staff all have their eyes on the prize, however this (profitable) can solely be achieved by combining forces and committing every single day.
“In the case of tennis, staff occasions are my favorite.
“I’ve lots of religion within the gamers on our squad.
“We’re all striving for excellence collectively.”
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