Nick Kyrgios ahead of Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic

Nick Kyrgios branded a ‘cheat’ by Wimbledon champion

Wimbledon quarter finalist Nick Kyrgios is manipulating the game so much that he’s brought it down to the lowest possible level according to a fellow Australian and former Wimbledon champion

Pat Cash, Wimbledon champion in 1987, has launched a blistering attack on Australian star Nick Kyrgios during his commentary for the BBC. Cash said that he has “no problems with a bit of gamesmanship but, when it gets to that level, I think it’s just out of control.

“As it was, the umpire lost control. The ball kids were running across the court as Kyrgios was serving, he didn’t slow down for any of that stuff. Tsitsipas got sucked right into it – so it was entertaining and fascinating, but for me it’s gone too far now.”

The former world No.4 from Melbourne then went on to say that he thinks Kyrgios has “brought tennis to the lowest level I can see as far as gamesmanship, cheating, manipulation, abuse, aggressive behavior to umpires, to linesmen. Something has got to be done about it. It’s just an absolute circus.”

Kyrgios overcame American youngster Brandon Nakashima in a 5-set battle on Centre Court today and will now face Cristian Garin for a place in the men’s singles semi final, with Rafa Nadal a likely opponent.

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