Kyrgios defeated Tsitsipas 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7) to book his place in the fourth round. But he was fined $4,000 for “audible obscenity” after being hit with a code violation during the match.
His opponent, Tsitsipas, was also fined $10,000 for “unsportsmanlike conduct” for two violations of ball abuse during the match.
The tense encounter enraged Tsitsipas, who said Kyrgios had “an evil side” and should have been “a bully at school” for the way he behaved throughout the match.
will play against Kyrgios on Center Court on Monday Brandon Nakashima, shot back at Tsitsipas with “softness”. In the second set, Tsitsipas flicked a ball into the corner stand, missing a spectator. Kyrgios called Tsitsipas for default, but the Australian eventually finished and play continued.
It was Kyrgios’ second fine of the tournament, having been fined $10,000 for “unsportsmanlike conduct” following his opening-round win. Paul Jab. Kyrgios admitted to spitting in the direction of a fan after watching Jubb in five sets.
“He didn’t really support anybody and came into the tournament to inspire disrespect. That’s fine, but if I give it back to you, how about it,” Kyrgios said. “I’ve dealt with hate and negativity for so long that I don’t feel like I owe that person anything.”