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Kyrgios v Tsitsipas Was One Of The Chippiest Tennis Matches We Can Recall

Kyrgios v Tsitsipas Was One Of The Chippiest Tennis Matches We Can Recall
Donny Mahoney
By Donny Mahoney
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Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas played out one of the most entertaining and eventful matches at Wimbledon in recent memory tonight. Kyrgios won in four sets by a final scoreline of 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 and the fourth-round match felt like it was out of a bygone era for men's tennis.

Kyrgios was in vintage form in the first set, swearing at linesmen and attempting underarm, between the legs serves.

Among the many mad things to happen was Tsitsipas seemingly trying to hit Kyrgios with the ball.

Tsitsipas also put a few errant balls in the direction of spectators, which is technically a default of one point.



Kyrgios v the upmire

Kyrgios had some impassioned exchanges with the umpire, and pleaded with him to default the Greek, using the now-famous line 'It's a default, bro'.


He then took the argument up with the umpire's supervisor, and complained about double standards in how the game is officiated..

There are just a smattering of incidents in one of the chippiest Wimbledon match we can recall. The Australian eventually won in a fourth-set tiebreaker. In the end, the handshake lasted about a half of a second.


The match did inspire one of the best tweets of the year.

Afterwards, Kyrgios was surprisingly magnanimous and called the Greek player "his brother"

"Honestly, it was a hell of an atmosphere, an amazing match. I felt like the favourite coming in, I beat him a couple of weeks ago.

"He's a hell of a player, he knows how to beat me, he's beaten me once. I'm so happy to be through. He [Tsitsipas] was getting frustrated at times and it is a frustrating sport.

"I have ultimate respect for him, whatever happens on the court I love him and I'm close with his brother. It's amazing, everywhere I go I seem to have full stadiums. The media loves to say I'm bad for the sport but clearly I'm not."

SEE ALSO: Venus Williams Gives Hilariously Sassy Response At Wimbledon Presser

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