Kyrgios-Tsitsipas, the first major clash of the fortnight in London

Nick Kyrgios challenges Stefanos Tsitsipas Overview

Show guaranteed this Saturday in third rotation on track number 1.

At Wimbledon,

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios have an appointment this Saturday for an electric face-off with a place in the round of 16 of Wimbledon in play, which does not happen on Church Road in Greek since 2018 and Australian since 2016. In a in the first round, Kyrgios suffered martyrdom for getting rid of Briton Paul Jubb (219th and guest) in five sets. He did the show, but not in the right way. He attacked a line judge he considered too old and with insufficient visual abilities according to him: “these people are over 90 years old and cannot see the ballIt also got on the nerves of “disrespectful” spectators, even spitting in the direction of one of them. This inappropriate gesture motivated the opening of an investigation. After this laborious first round, he appeared before the press with a plate of sushi, answering with his mouth full most of the time … Like a bad boy.

In the second round, Kyrgios also recalled that he could be a great tennis player, especially on grass, beating 31-year-old Filip Krajinovic.e world champion and recent Queen finalist (6-2, 6-3, 6-1) with 50 winning wins. 10 unforced errors. 24 aces. 93% success behind his first ball. 65% per second. “I wanted to prove to everyone that he was very good“. This fact. Against Tsitsipas, he will have to stay so focused and invested. Which is not always easy for him: There’s a balance to be found: I like it when I play at this level, but sometimes it’s hard because I also want to do a show.. ”

Who doesn’t know Nick Kyrgios! It’s good to see him like this, we all know he’s one of the most dangerous players when he’s at his best.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Double winner of the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000, three-time semifinalist at the Australian Open and a finalist at Roland-Garros in 2021, Tsitsipas has struggled to tame the turf so far. At Wimbledon, he had only passed the first round once, in 2018 when he reached the round of 16. But it is moving forward. He won remarkably in Mallorca just before the tournament. He remarkably improved his setback. A real weapon now:My turf game has evolved in a year. It fits perfectly. Now I feel at home. ”Solid second round against Australian Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 in 2:04, had a somewhat laborious start with a four-set success against 188th world champion Alexander Ritschard.

Prior to the match, the player trained at the Mouratoglou Academy kept a low profile. “Who doesn’t know Nick Kyrgios! It’s good to see him like this, we all know he’s one of the most dangerous players when he’s at his best. I really don’t expect an easy match. Nick played more games than me on these courts (from the All England Lawn Tennis Club). He says he likes to play on grass and I think his game fits that surface. Much respect to the track. Even if he had controversial attitudes.
Lowest classification (40e), the Australian is actually a slight favorite considering his resume on that surface. And he leads 3-1 in his duels against the Greek. Kyrgios just won on grass at Halle in the second round against Tsitsipas. ” it should be an amazing game to watchr ”announces the Australian. Let the show begin.

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