Nick Kyrgios reopens BBC war of words with Andrew Castle as he calls out commentary

Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios, the Australian tennis player known for speaking his mind, has once again criticized Andrew Castle for his comments on Taylor Fritz's win over Alexander Zverev at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios, who is unable to compete due to a long-term injury, went on X - previously known as Twitter - to criticize Castle for being "rude". He mentioned that Castle's remarks indicated that he most likely does not have experience playing tennis at a professional level.

Castle, a player who was ranked as the best in Britain, reached the second round of Wimbledon twice in the 1980s. He commented during the match that the tennis being played was not very exciting.

On X, a 29-year-old criticized Castle, stating: "A commentator called the Zverev & Fritz match 'not captivating.' It's clear they don't have experience playing tennis at a professional level. These two are top servers in the game, so the comment was disrespectful. Come on, hold a higher standard."

On Monday, Kyrgios once again criticized Castle in a public manner. This is not the first time he has done so. Last year, during Wimbledon's men's singles final, the Australian called the well-known broadcaster a "clown" for remarks made during Carlos Alcaraz's win over Novak Djokovic. He accused Castle of negatively impacting the match. It's important to note that Kyrgios has never mentioned Castle by name in either incident.

He posted on Twitter: "The person talking alongside Woodbridge in the commentary box should just stay quiet, ruining the match completely."

The player who made it to the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 2022 has not competed in a match since June 2023 due to severe injuries in his wrist, knee, and foot. Instead, he is now working as a commentator for the BBC alongside Castle for the second year in a row. Castle has been the main commentator for all men's singles finals on the BBC for twenty years, and also reached the second round at Wimbledon as a player in 1986 and 1987.

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