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Nick Kyrgios completely stopped trying during his Wimbledon meltdown today
The Australian also hugged a ball boy who did not appear to want a hug.

NICK KYRGIOS DELIVERED an instant classic of a meltdown at Wimbledon today.

The Australian is up against Richard Gasquet in a fourth round match in SW19, but things are not going his way.

Quite the opposite he might tell you.

The 20-year-old was openly aggrieved with the umpire’s calls after he lost the opening set to the Frenchman.

Two games into the second set, he incurred a violation for swearing. And, on Gasquet’s serve in game three, this happened.

Those serves aren’t faults, that’s an Australian happily conceding a game: strolling along the baseline, hitting limp-wristed returns. Kyrgios finished off that game by sarcastically applauding the umpire.

Updated 4pm

Kyrgios came out swinging in the third set to show that, when he makes an effort, he has plenty of talent.

Along with embracing a hesitant ball boy, Kyrgios managed to force a tie-break in both the third and fourth set, but lost the second of those and with it  the match: 7-5, 6-1, 6-7, 7-6.

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