Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas were both slapped with hefty fines for their actions during their Wimbledon third round match.
After losing the first set, it was Kyrgios who emerged victorious 6-7 6-4 6-3 7-6 to set up a fourth-round meeting with American Brandon Nakashima.
That was only part of the story, however, as the match was typically eventful for one with the Aussie and both he and his opponent have since been fined.
Kyrgios has to pay £3,300 after being reported for an audible profanity, while Tsitsipas has to shell out £8,250 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The Greece star smacked a ball into the crowd on Court One, something Kyrgios insisted he should have defaulted on but only got away with a fine.
The Australian had already been fined £8,200 earlier in the tournament for spitting at a spectator and other actions during a win against Paul Jubb.
The controversy didn’t end on the pitch in the third round as both Kyrgios and Tsitsipas had plenty to say after the contest.
Tsitsipas said of the Australian: “He bullies the opponents. He was probably a bully himself at school. I don’t like bullies. I don’t like people who put other people down.
“He also has some good qualities in his character. But he also has a very evil side to him that if exposed can really cause a lot of harm and suffering to those around him.
Kyrgios replied: “Coming in here and saying I bullied him and stuff, that’s just soft. We are not cut from the same cloth.
“If he’s affected by it today, that’s holding him back.”
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/03/nick-kyrgios-and-stefanos-tsitsipas-hit-with-big-fines-after-spicy-wimbledon-clash-16935583/ Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas are hit with big fines after a sharp duel at Wimbledon