Nick Kyrgios replies to nemesis Stefanos Tsitsipas over the revenge match challenge put forth by the Greek

Nick Kyrgios accepts Stefanos Tsitsipas's revenge match invitation and their rivalry takes a new turn extending their on-court feud.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios, the 2022 Wimbledon finalist defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship in a high-drama game as both the players ended up in a verbal battle during the game. Kyrgios defeated Stef after being a set down to win the game and had a cold handshake at the net after the match ended.

Tsitsipas who is vacationing in Greece invited Kyrgios to come down to Costa Navarino for a rematch challenge but put forth a condition that there would be no talking this time which shows that Tsitsipas hasn’t forgotten the defeat. He said “Mr. Kyrgios please come to Costa Navarino. I’d like a revenge match. But no talking this time.

Kyrgios responded to Tsitsipas’ invitation and accepted his challenge for a re-match that gave a new angle to their rivalry which seems to have no end as of now. The Aussie responded to the Greek’s request by posting a story on his Instagram account saying “Done. Let’s get this revenge match going. When and where and how much?”

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Nick Kyrgios’s reply to Stefanos Tsitsipas’ challenge

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Nick Kyrgios has defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas twice at the ATP events this year

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Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios had defeated Stef at Wimbledon but the match turned tense as both players got into a verbal spat which got ugly as the match ended. Both the players have been often criticized for losing their temper on the court. After the game, Stef blamed Kyrgios for his on-court antics which were meant to distract him, and even called him a ‘bully‘. Both of them were fined after their unsportsmanshiplike conduct and losing their temper.

This was not the first time the Aussie had defeated the German this year. Kyrgios had already defeated Stef at the Halle Open in the Round of 16 where Kyrgios despite being down in the first set managed to win the match 5-7,6-2,6-4.

Overall, they both have played a total of five times in their career with the Aussie having an upper hand with 4-1. Their first meeting was in 2019 and Nick Kyrgios was the winner. The only time Stef has managed to win against the Aussie was at the Laver Cup in 2021 defeating him in straight sets.

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Prateek Pradhan is a tennis writer at FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He is very passionate about sports and a huge fan of Rafael Nadal. Other than tennis, he also follows football and cricket.