Stefanos Tsitsipas’ mother, Julia Apostoli, considered that Nick Kyrgios tried to lure the Greek to play “dirty tennis”, but her son did not know how to play that game. In the third round at Wimbledon, Tsitsipas faced Kyrgios.
After winning the first set, Tsitsipas lost the next three as Kyrgios ran away 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7). The match was charged with tension, as Tsitsipas complained several times about Kyrgios’ behavior. Kyrgios clearly got into Tsitsipas’s head and many considered that to be the key to his victory.
After the match, Tsitsipas described Kyrgios as “an evil thug” “The only person who confuses Stefanos is Nick Kyrgios,” Apostoli was quoted as saying by the Greek City Times. “He is the only one who takes him out of himself, In the Wimbledon match, Kyrgios decided to ignore the general rules of the sport.
The match became very strange and nervous because he was playing “dirty” tennis. Stefanos doesn’t play like that. He completely lost his temper because of his rival’s behavior and lost the match without being any worse on the court.”
Tsitsipas has also had his moments with Daniil Medvedev on the court. But Tsitsipas’s mother believes there is no ill will between her son and Medvedev. When it comes to Kyrgios, Tsitsipas’ mother suggests that the Australian knows how to get inside his son’s head.
“I don’t think there is anything special. Daniil is such a person by nature: if he doesn’t like something, he doesn’t keep it to himself for a long time. He expresses his opinion on many things. Stefanos is more of an introverted person, though it’s hard to say that about him.
He had to become an extrovert by virtue of his profession. He has no negative feelings towards anyone.” The only person, perhaps, who gets him into a state of total confusion is Nick Kyrgios,” Apostoli added. After Tsitsipas described Kyrgios as an evil thug, the Australian responded by calling the Greek “soft.”
Kyrgios interacted with fans
Nick Kyrgios, the bad boy of tennis, picked Roger Federer from the Big 3 as his choice to do a movie with. “The hangover with Roger Federer,” Kyrgios stated on Instagram. The Australian also shed some light on whether he would continue to play tennis when he turns 30 years old, saying that he would prefer not to as he wishes to be in the Bahamas instead.
“Honestly probably not. I wanna be able to not be bothered. probs gonna go to my house in the Bahamas and just sit and do nothing,” Kyrgios said.