Nick Kyrgios: Aussie's outrageous serve vs Stefanos Tsitsipas at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios Outrageous Serve

Nick Kyrgios booked his place in the fourth round at Wimbledon after a tasty affair with fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The fiery encounter saw both players receive warnings from the umpire, with Tsitsipas lucky to avoid a default in the game after he fired a ball into the crowd in anger, narrowly missing a spectator.

Kyrgios was adamant he should’ve been defaulted and demanded to talk to supervisors before continuing in the match.

Although Kyrgios was repeatedly arguing with the umpire, he wound his opponent up big style, with the Greek firing a ball at the screen in anger during a point.

His frustrations also got the better of him when he hit the ball at Kyrgios also during a point and narrowly missing him on another occasion.

A warning was given to Kyrgios for his obscenities and then his opponent received a point penalty for hitting the ball away in frustration following a serve from Kyrgios.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates winning against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their Men’s Singles Third Round match on day six of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In typical Kyrgios fashion, he dropped a few underarm serves on his opponent, with one really taking the biscuit and riling Tsitispas.

He underarmed it, but through his legs from behind him, displaying all kinds of flair on Court One at Wimbledon. The return was hit into the net to hand the point to the Aussie.

Basically treating the match like he was playing an exhibition rather than a grudge match with an old rival on one of the biggest stages in the sport clearly got to Tsitsipas as the game progressed.

He actually still won the opening set in which the serve was executed perfectly, winning it on a tie break 7-2.

However, from there it was all Kyrgios, who rattled off the next three sets 6-4, 6-3 7-6 (9-7) to book his place in the fourth round where he will play 20-year-old American, Brandon Nakashima.

Kyrgious fooled Nadal with equally outrageous serve

And yet it’s perhaps not even Krygios’ most outrageous serve at Wimbledon.

Back in 2019, the Aussie fooled Rafael Nadal with an underarm serve that was so good the Spaniard could only smile.

Check out reaction from fans at the time:

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After taking his head-to-head record with the fourth seed to 4-1 in the Aussie’s favour, his on-court interview was typical Kyrgios, saying: “Honestly, it was a hell of an atmosphere, an amazing match. I felt like the favourite coming in – I beat [Tsitsipas] a couple of weeks ago.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece reacts against Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their Men’s Singles Third Round match on day six of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“He’s a hell of a player. He knows how to beat me – he’s beaten me once. I’m so happy to be through. He was getting frustrated at times. It is a frustrating sport.

“I have ultimate respect for him. Whatever happens on the court I love him and I’m close with his brother. It’s amazing – everywhere I go I seem to have full stadiums. The media loves to say I’m bad for the sport but clearly I’m not.”

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