Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios fumes at BBC Wimbledon final commentator for ‘spoiling the match big time’

TENNIS star Nick Kyrgios appeared to accuse BBC commentator Andrew Castle of “spoiling” the Wimbledon final on Sunday.

The five-set thriller between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz produced several twists and turns, with many fans hailing it as one of the best Grand Slam finals of all time.

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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.

Djokovic broke down in tears after the match while receiving his runners-up trophy from Princess of Wales Kate Middleton.

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.

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