‘Just get a new referee!’ Nick Kyrgios has a fiery outburst among officials

Day Six: The Championships – Wimbledon 2022

Nick Kyrgios reacts during his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas (Picture: Getty)

Nick Kyrgios’ third round match with Stefanos Tsitsipas Wimbledon was marred by some fiery outbursts from the Australian.

During the first set, each scoring five games, a linesman mistakenly flagged a Kyrgios shot as out, causing the point to be retaken.

The Kyrgios immediately vented his frustration to the referee before losing the next point and the game.

When the players paused, Kyrgios continued to argue, angrily telling the referee, “It’s five all, bro! It’s all five!

“Just find a new referee! Thou shalt make the right call. You get no credit for making the right call.

Day Six: The Championships – Wimbledon 2022

Stefanos Tsitsipas won the first set (Picture: Getty)

‘So what do you just say ‘sorry’ and everything’s fine? When five-all in af*****g in the first set at a third round match at Wimbledon, he says ‘sorry’ and it’s just all right?

“Why don’t you just get a new referee? He has a line to call. In every single game there are only mistakes and we have to deal with them?

Kygrios would lose the set 7-6, his protests continued in the second set which he would win and he was eventually booked for swearing.

But shortly after his caution there was another flash point after Tsitsipas smacked a ball into the crowd in frustration but only received a caution and no penalty, much to Kygrios’ anger.

‘Are you stupid? That’s a standard,’ he argued.

“You’re a disgrace, you just change the rules whenever you want? Get the warden out.”

The referee was called in to discuss the matter further but it did little to quell the Australian’s anger.

“Get me more supervisors, I’m not done yet, we need to get to the bottom of this.”

Tsitsipas eventually received a point penalty for another incident where the ball was hit near the crowd, but the Greek was outraged and was heard saying: ‘We listen to play tennis and he [Kygrios] has zero respect.’


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