Fiery duo Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas discover Wimbledon punishments

Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas have discovered their punishments after a fiery third-round clash at Wimbledon.

The Australian tennis star came away the victor on Saturday night as he defeated fourth seed Tsitsipas 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3 7-6(7). But the match was filled with controversy as the 27-year-old received a code violation for raging at the umpire.

Greek star Tsitsipas also earned a place on the naughty list as he lost his head and hit a ball into the stands during the second set, earning his own warning and point penalty. And the pair’s antics have now seen them slapped with hefty fines.

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World No.40 Kyrgios earned his second fine of the tournament in the form of £3,300. It came after he swore and repeatedly demanded Tsitsipas be defaulted for smacking the ball into the crowd.

Yet Tsitsipas’ £8,200 fine dwarfed that – matching the previous biggest fine of the tournament received by Kyrgios himself in the first round. The fiery Aussie had landed himself in hot water after spitting in the direction of a spectator, which he later admitted was intentional.

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The controversy did not end there, however, with the duo taking aim at one another after the match. Tsitsipas called his opponent a “bully”, saying: "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.”

The 23-year-old then explained his own actions, saying: "Look, I have to say it was really bad from my side. I have never done that before, throwing the ball outside the court in that way. I did apologise to the people. I don't know what went through my head at that time."

Kyrgios responded by saying: "I don't know what to say. I'm not sure how I bullied him. He was the one hitting balls at me, he was the one that hit a spectator, he was the one that smacked it out of the stadium.”

He continued: "I just think he's making that match about me, like he's got some serious issues, like serious. I'm good in the locker room. I've got many friends, just to let you know. I'm actually one of the most liked. I'm set. He's not liked. Let's just put that there."


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