Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios calls line judge ‘snitch’

Nick Kyrgios called line judge a 'snitch' during a rollecoaster five-set win in the opening round at Wimbledon

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Nick Kyrgios called a line judge a ‘snitch’ during his rollercoaster first-round match, which he won in five, at Wimbledon.

The Aussie tennis star beat Brit Paul Jubb 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 7-6, 7-5 in a match littered with signature Kyrgios tantrums.

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In the middle of the third game of the opening set, the Aussie’s war of words with the officials began.

Kyrgios had grown frustrated of people talking between points and his frustration boiled over when a line judge approached the chair umpire.

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As the changeover continued, courtside microphones picked up Kyrgios calling the line judge a “snitch” who “has no fans”.

After his serve was broke, he clobbered the ball out of the stadium and received a ball abuse warning for it.

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During the match, the Australian was also heard saying, “Why is it so slow? This is grass. (…) There shouldn’t be rallies on grass, my god stop slowing it down.”

The Aussie was seen motivating himself after every point he won in the second set, but it didn’t stop the chatter during changeovers between him and the chair umpire.

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Kyrgios’ continued to admonish line judge after a check on one of his serves.

The Aussie was heard saying she was “the worst I’ve ever seen” and telling her to “get off the court” as her call was overruled.

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Kyrgios let slip an opportunity to serve for the match at 5-3 in the deciding set, but quickly rebounded to clinch his victory after three hours and five minutes behind 30 aces and 67 winners overall.

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