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‘He broke our relationship, I didn’t do anything’ – Kyrgios and Tsitsipas in new war of words

Tsitsipas and Kyrgios have spent the last six months swiping at each other. The Greek has renewed the row

Tsitsipas and Kyrgios Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2022 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their third round match (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)

Stefanos Tsitsipas weighed back in on his simmering feud with Nick Kyrgios – who has, unsurprisingly, hit right back.

It all stems back to their third-round match at Wimbledon last year. On that occasion, the Australian served underarm and had a row with the umpire, while a frustrated Tsitsipas later swiped a ball into the crowd, triggering his opponent to call for him to be defaulted; after a bad-tempered match reached its conclusion, a 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 win for Kyrgios, both players continued to complain about the other in the post-match press conferences.

Speaking to Greek media in quotes that were translated into English, social media reported Tsitsipas as saying: “He was the one who broke our relationship. I didn’t do anything. In 2022 Wimbledon I was only trying to compete, while he was playing the clown. It also depends on how he wakes up each day.”

Of course, Kyrgios doesn’t stay silent for long, and took to Twitter to quote-tweet these words and respond to the claim that Tsitsipas “didn’t do anything”: “Right…this the match he hit someone in the crowd…belted another ball out of the stadium and got taught a lesson in front of another full stadium….”

Since last summer, both have taken the opportunity to criticise the other, Tsitsipas most recently having a dig at Kyrgios after his late withdrawal from the United Cup. However, they did play doubles together at the Diriyah Tennis Cup exhibition in Saudi Arabia in December, although that was not by choice, but by order of the organisers.

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