Nick Kyrgios vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Live Wimbledon scores

One bad line call was all it took for Nick Kyrgios to start swearing, double faulting and throwing away the first set.

Nick Kyrgios is on the back foot in his blockbuster Wimbledon third round clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas in a match that is showing all the hallmarks of another Kyrgios meltdown.

The early stages of the match indicated we were in for a classic.

The first three games went to deuce – although neither player was able to break.

Kyrgios began racing through his service games at warp speed, adding a little flavor for the crowd with a tweener serve and another pump-fake tweener serve followed by a bomb down the tee.

But the wheels fall off after the Aussie was on the wrong side of an incorrect line call as he pushed to break Tsitsipas at 5-5.

Kyrgios was furious and asked the chair umpire to remove the offending lines person.

“He has one f***ing line to call,” Kyrgios said at the change of ends. “It’s annoying. He mistakes every match. At 5 all.”

He recovered to hold serve and force a tiebreaker, but an early double fault put him behind and it appeared he was wobbling.

Tsitsipas moved ahead 4-2 with a brilliant return past Kyrgios – who was before attempting to serve and volley – the Greek star showed great composure by walking away as Kyrgios prepared to serve while continuing to berate the line judge.

“He’s got every right to do that,” ESPN’s commentator said.

MORE TO COME…

Originally published as Nick Kyrgios falling apart at Wimbledon: ‘He has one f***ing line to call’

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