Kyrgios explains why he spat on a fan at Wimbledon 0:31
Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas were fined after their third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday.
World No. 5 Tsitsipas was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, the tournament's highest so far.
After the match, he apologized for hitting a ball into the stands, which is considered a different offense under Grand Slam regulations.
Stefanos Tsitsipas calls Nick Kyrgios, whom he lost to at Wimbledon, "evil" and "thug"
Kyrgios, who won the match in four sets and will face American Brandon Nakashima in the fourth round on Monday, was fined $4,000 for audible obscenity.
In this way, the Australian was fined US $ 14,000 so far in the tournament, after being sanctioned for spitting in the direction of a spectator who, according to him, was disrespecting him during his first round match against the British Paul Jubb.
After Saturday's heated contest, Tsitsipas and Kyrgios continued to trade insults off the court, with the fourth-seeded Greek calling his opponent "evil" and a "thug", while Kyrgios said Tsitsipas was "unliked" in costumes.
"I didn't do anything towards Stefanos today that was disrespectful," he added.
"I wasn't drilling him in the balls. To come here and say I bullied him, that's just soft."
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Kyrgios has attracted controversy for his on-court behavior throughout his career, but at this year's Wimbledon he has also played some of his greatest tennis moments, most notably when he swept Filip Krajinovic in just one hour and 25 minutes. minutes in the second round.
The 27-year-old has reached the Grand Slam quarterfinals twice before, a record he could equal if he beats Nakashima when the two meet on Center Court.
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