Nick Kyrgios called 'evil' and a 'bully' by defeated Wimbledon opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas

Nick Kyrgios called 'evil' and a 'bully' by defeated Wimbledon opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas

(CNN)Stefanos Tsitsipas said Nick Kyrgios has an "evil side" to his character after losing to the Australian in a feisty match at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Kyrgios beat Tsitsipas in four sets -- 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3 7-6(7) -- in an action-packed

controversial game on Court One but the pair continued the feud at their post-match press conferences

Tsitsipas had been frustrated by Kyrgios' "constant bullying"

from the other side of the net and had tried to hit his opponent with a shot during the fiery encounter.

Kyrgios, who was vocal throughout, was warned for swearing by the umpire and was left furious

when Tsitsipas wasn't disqualified for firing a ball into the crowd out of frustration

"Yeah, it's constant bullying, that's what he does. He bullies opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself

I don't like bullies," Tsitsipas told reporters after the match.

"I don't like people that put other people down. He has some good traits in his character, as well

But he also has a very evil side to him, which if it's exposed, it can really do a lot of harm and bad to the people around him."

Kyrgios, who has already caused headlines at Wimbledon for both his outbursts and audacious shots, laughed off his opponents comments, calling them "soft."

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