Nick Kyrgios topples No. 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in wild, outburst-filled Wimbledon match

WIMBLEDON, England -- Stefanos Tsitsipas labeled Nick Kyrgios as a "bully" after he was beaten by the Australian in a volatile "circus" of a third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday. 

Kyrgios won 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7) to reach the fourth round at the All England Club for the first time since 2016, but not without three code violations being issued during the match -- one on Kyrgios for an audible obscenity and two on Tsitsipas for ball abuse, earning a point penalty. 

After the match, the fourth-seeded Tsitsipas said Kyrgios has "an evil side" and must have been "a bully at school" for the way he behaved throughout the match. 

"It's constant bullying; that's what he does," Tsitsipas said. "He bullies the opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself. I don't like bullies. 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." 

Responded Kyrgios: "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. a

If he's affected by that today, then that's what's holding him back, because someone can just do that and that's going to throw him off his game like that. I just think it's soft."