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Nick Kyrgios puts first set meltdown behind him to defeat British world No 219 Paul Jubb

Nick Kyrgios puts the first set meltdown behind him to defeat British No. 219 Paul Jubb in a five-set thriller in their first round clash at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios advanced to the second round at Wimbledon, despite his hard work beating British No. 219 World Champion Paul Jubb.

The 27-year-old Australian was forced into a five-set first-round match on lane three by Jubb and things looked alarming for the world’s number 40 after his first-set collapse.

The British number eight threatened to deliver a surprising result as he took the opening set in 23 minutes, while his eccentric opponent hinted at implosion as he shot a tennis ball out of Court Three.

Nick Kyrgios reached the second round at Wimbledon with a win over Paul Jubb

Nick Kyrgios reached the second round at Wimbledon with a win over Paul Jubb

The 27-year-old Australian was forced into a five-set match by the British number 219.  of the world

The 27-year-old Australian was forced into a five-set match by the British number 219. of the world

Kyrgios had reached the semi-finals in Stuttgart and Halle leading up to SW19 and regained his composure enough to fight back and move within a whisker of round two.

But Jubb kept his composure to take a tiebreak in the fourth set and force a decision, where despite the best efforts of the world No. 219, it was the Australian who largely prevailed thanks to 30 aces.

It took a mix of big portions and a string of glorious winners to send Kyrgios through at three hours and five minutes, with a splash of signature chatter with linesmen and spectators added for good measure.

The British number eight threatened to provide a surprising result with a victory in the opening set

The British number eight threatened to provide a surprising result with a victory in the opening set

After his win, Kyrgios said in his on-track interview: “Incredibly tough. Obviously he is a local wild card, he had nothing to lose, played the moment and played tennis exceptionally.

‘(The) crowd was pretty rowdy today, a few people in the crowd weren’t shy about criticizing me. That was for you. You know who you are.

“Obviously Wimbledon has been a stranger for the last few years, a different feeling, but it’s special to play in front of full courts here. I’m glad it’s over and rest now.’

The five-set thriller was perhaps overshadowed by Kyrgios’ heated exchange with the chair umpire early in the first set about the noise from the crowd before erupting after Jubb broke him to serve out the set at 6-3.

Kyrgios told umpire Marija Cicak, “You can’t fucking decide to talk to me in the middle of the point when I’m about to do a backhand, that can’t happen, buddy.

“They can watch the tennis, but talk and yell in the middle of the point, like why? I don’t know where it was.’

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