TENNIS star Nick Kyrgios appeared to accuse BBC commentator Andrew Castle of “spoiling” the Wimbledon final on Sunday.
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However, while Kyrgios praised the pair for producing an outstanding display, he did not hold back with his criticism of ex-tennis ace Castle, who was on commentary duty for the BBC.
He tweeted: “Whoever is the clown next to Woodbridge in that commentator box needs to just not speak, spoiling the match big time.”
One fan then revealed that it was Castle, adding: “Andrew Castle, he made the 3rd round at Queen’s in 1986.”
To which Kyrgios replied: “Hahahaha amazing.”
Several fans were quick to agree with Kyrgios, with one person tweeting: “Nick is 100 percent correct. Close the Castle.”
Another added: “For once I agree with Nick Kyrgios.”
A third wrote: “I’ve had to put it on mute.”
While a fourth said: “I’m not even watching the final and knew he was talking about Andrew Castle.”
After the match, Kyrgios heaped praise on both Djokovic and Alcaraz, tweeting: “Haven’t watched a whole tennis match in a long time haha THANKYOU @DjokerNole & @carlosalcaraz for putting on that incredible performance. Congratulations to you both.”
Djokovic stormed ahead to claim the first set 1-6, but Alcaraz fought back to win the second and third.
The seven-time Wimbledon champion took the fourth set 3-6 before Spanish sensation Alcaraz claimed the title by winning the fifth 6-4.
But he later applauded his opponent for the victory.
In his post-match press conference, Djokovic said: “I didn’t expect him to play so well this year on grass, but he’s proven he’s the best player in the world.
“I haven’t played a player like him ever, to be honest. I think people have been talking in the past 12 months or so about his game consisting of certain elements from Roger (Federer), Rafa (Nadal), and myself. I would agree with that.
“He’s got basically the best of all three worlds. He’s got this Spanish bull mentality, fighting spirit and incredible defence that we’ve seen with Rafa. I think he’s got some nice sliding backhands, some similarities with my backhands. He is a complete player.”
While avid Wimbledon viewers were thrilled with the outcome of the final, some noticed a minor miss from the post-match ceremony.
A few spectators took to Twitter to point out that The Princess of Wales unintentionally snubbed one of the ball boys with a handshake.