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LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas labelled Nick Kyrgios a "bully" with "an evil side" to his character after losing a bad-tempered Wimbledon third-round clash on Saturday. Kyrgios came out on top 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3 7-6(7) after more than three incident-packed hours but the feuding continued in the post-match media conferences. Kyrgios had kept up a running dialogue with the umpire at times during the match, was warned for swearing and upset his opponent to such an extent that Tsitsipas tried to hit him with a smash after coming close to being defaulted for whacking a ball in frustration into the crowd. The 23-year-old Tsitsipas was booed by the crowd at one stage after losing his composure in what he described as a Kyrgios circus. After his loss on Court One, Tsitsipas made his feelings known in no uncertain terms. "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 said. "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." https://sway.office.com/dLgX61FBMNPv7Fvj https://sway.office.com/1ZN45uCuQ2IjU8ar https://sway.office.com/uLEXC6D1dMmdD0Gy https://sway.office.com/X2FoDXuDTEsMXA8c https://sway.office.com/yyyJaNkVGGKAyNJD https://sway.office.com/7zP74l9lVYIqdSsC https://sway.office.com/OsX1x2YCTUhZhhj1 https://sway.office.com/0xttEFUPaceew92B https://sway.office.com/QveUdQPfvoxeN1H2 https://sway.office.com/po0SOiXEC5FJBzGx https://sway.office.com/w8DLwWizBW0YtCIc https://sway.office.com/I2kDoFHytGH15kmj https://sway.office.com/0LMkMuBodo1o7HVk https://sway.office.com/VQZbOx4g8MMf2eoJ https://sway.office.com/YHfi9wdAoxWEcEFC https://sway.office.com/FeFn75vNu870DLDE https://sway.office.com/tlhHmdJi2pfiQndJ https://sway.office.com/9pBX9YCDABcrBc9l https://sway.office.com/lkjGgeAVEAbLwY0E https://sway.office.com/bDAQ9TTJq2LN4QWm https://sway.office.com/QU0MktVD0HXolE9S https://sway.office.com/EL3UV8DzLYvaudjJ https://sway.office.com/FWazHuZWMEnT8qn3 https://sway.office.com/qBTe0SMrYNGhM4vy https://sway.office.com/uoQ5jmy9kJTFgrEi https://sway.office.com/BLEl9SSqe3J9j0Gn https://sway.office.com/Xq4LCSxQERWJqhw1 https://sway.office.com/hxUsDHLM3zgxOJw3 https://sway.office.com/nPqumYMVVXSrbn2x https://sway.office.com/ij1Z3V1mG2NLXd6P https://sway.office.com/MzCDMZNrQokagfy1 https://sway.office.com/0QZFjF9gaLYwVTzE https://sway.office.com/bKBeBeUZ7Qn49hCO https://sway.office.com/leyAagrj5XaLByIu https://sway.office.com/FVG8c1arslE65bGh https://sway.office.com/LBjrsRgQ4VwnmMms https://sway.office.com/SNlwwV2Ff9wwBERt https://sway.office.com/TtJhH3XTd2FgfQT3 https://sway.office.com/AFgGiJiCmzrOjFh7 https://sway.office.com/YNvq9SMhmPIDwxkQ https://sway.office.com/pHzekD4EPRJvKlz1 Kyrgios, fined $10,000 after his first-round match for spitting towards a fan, was warned for swearing on Saturday and then called for Tsitsipas to be defaulted after the Greek hit a ball close to a spectator's head after losing the second set. Afterwards he laughed off Tsitsipas's remarks about bullying and said the Greek had "serious issues". "I don't know what to say. I'm not sure how I bullied him. He was the one hitting balls at me, he was the one that hit a spectator, he was the one that smacked it out of the stadium," said Kyrgios, who is in the last 16 for the fourth time. "I did nothing towards Stefanos today that was disrespectful. I was not drilling him with balls. To come in here and say I bullied him, that's just soft. We're not cut from the same cloth. I go up against guys who are true competitors. "I've got many friends in the locker room, just to let you know. I'm actually one of the most liked. I'm set. He's not liked. Let's just put that there." Tsitsipas apologised for losing control but said it was frustrating that the umpires did not come down harder on the Australian whose talent is often overshadowed by his antics. "I wish we could all come together and put a rule in place. I don't know. Something about talking. Why would you be talking while you're playing? It makes no sense," he said. "Every single point that I played today I feel like there was something going on on the other side of the net. "That's his way of manipulating the opponent and making you feel distracted, in a way. There is no other player that does this. I really hope all us players can come up with something and make this a cleaner version of our sport, have this kind of behaviour not accepted, not allowed, not tolerated." Kyrgios later said Tsitsipas should be more concerned with his losing record against him, having also been beaten in Halle recently. "I would be pretty upset if I lost to someone two weeks in a row. Maybe he should figure out how to beat me a couple more times first," the Australian said. https://sway.office.com/tqfl8BQpVAfBkBPb https://sway.office.com/pO9Ee8ZhGJILoaAG https://sway.office.com/8HH5ebQFV7ZjbfvV https://sway.office.com/c7V77mEWfNxDDkqj https://sway.office.com/q5bbBmevixOAaeJg https://sway.office.com/2ZeBXDWAeDma9SUI https://sway.office.com/sgwCYhtTRvB349FD https://sway.office.com/EAoaMlNEhu5aHfJO https://sway.office.com/FHs42MSZaWUC77Eu https://sway.office.com/VZ2uznBrCDzNF1pi https://sway.office.com/j3ly8YvfeMAgJYp5 https://sway.office.com/mMIFIRRBkk2HmeGn https://sway.office.com/r9iMKyoC0JJWJNBQ https://sway.office.com/0cxujZVS7GYB7QhL https://sway.office.com/HKGzYyc6YYWjbGaa https://sway.office.com/zskdEhMtgVD8EjUm https://sway.office.com/lTq638OBBSOhV7wO https://sway.office.com/0M4VPiJRCAWukZks https://sway.office.com/sjJ1CIivNpVGAt5H https://sway.office.com/Z5No0JGr586IMNsH https://sway.office.com/JL2j56LHCmzRyfeQ https://sway.office.com/RKGkGbYTAFVsSAUj https://sway.office.com/4CWR9KFOpfq1XDHQ https://sway.office.com/AUQoLMfNPDDmFwB3 https://sway.office.com/jXTqZ9JD4bkUy8iB https://sway.office.com/bxGqhWhUtmZbqvFS https://sway.office.com/rTRDEaiMFjtPP3yD https://sway.office.com/glydBNsP6ZkdGSrn https://sway.office.com/JSXIo8FoA5BNTcPv https://sway.office.com/iojapmeH5yHrBQ1V https://sway.office.com/GEIcq2yiMp3P10pG https://sway.office.com/oPyHnb2pYdPwxE4t https://sway.office.com/zMkFfFv4DlrzYxCL https://sway.office.com/OxtpCclodzD5Wus5 https://sway.office.com/OaAEmvBGmCdjXbK2 https://sway.office.com/T1grxXk3PFIAODX5 https://sway.office.com/0fmYMMDCBCzZHjH7 https://sway.office.com/5DTHs3T72hd9Rtxp https://sway.office.com/L1643jBBCJ0jDYOR https://sway.office.com/D0xNATiuHubupGHJ https://sway.office.com/VKYhkZLRBKVXBVnq https://sway.office.com/JokzRunOzkCosV01 https://sway.office.com/PGr09MJ0hco7QjUG https://sway.office.com/SCUuURo1tWbVoNj9 https://sway.office.com/dRNrGFvYEEzVhyG5 https://sway.office.com/F4Mh1eK9KjVUJaxG https://sway.office.com/mbebO6Ykk1SNdKYe https://sway.office.com/1ufC8YoF3XioKaMf Tsitsipas conceded he had tried to hit Kyrgios with a smash in the third set. "I was aiming for the body of my opponent but I missed by a lot," he said. "I'm not used to play this way. But I cannot just sit there, act like a robot and act like someone that is completely cold and ignorant. "Because you're out there doing your job, and you have noise coming from the other side of the court for no absolute reason."

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