Welcome to our live coverage of Nick Kyrgios vs Filip Krajinovic in the second round of Wimbledon 2022.
The controversial Australian overcame Britain’s Paul Jubb in a feisty first-round clash which was watched by Telegraph Sport’s chief sports writer Oliver Brown:
Spending three hours in Nick Kyrgios’ company on Court No 3 was akin to being trapped in a room with a profane Australian version of Alan Bennett as he wove all life’s frustrations, both real and imagined, into an endless monologue of rage.
Whether it was the spectators, the officials, or simply a butterfly fluttering its wings in the next postal district, he somehow turned a first-round match against a British wildcard into a baroque diatribe against all the injustices of the universe.
It will be interesting to see what kind of reception Kyrgios gets from the crowd today after he admitted deliberately spitting towards a fan he accused of “disrespecting” him in his first-round win – and then railed against the tennis authorities for doing “nothing” about relentless “racism”.
“A lot of disrespect was being thrown today from the crowds,” the Australian said. “Pure disrespect… Spectators in general think there’s just no line there anymore.
“You can just bash someone on social media and there’s no real consequence. Now, whether it’s racial abuse or just disrespect, it’s acceptable. My brother has alopecia, and they joke about him being a cancer patient.”
Asked if he spat towards a fan, Kyrgios said: “Of one of the people disrespecting me? Yes. I would not be doing that to someone who was supporting me.”
We will have game-by-game updates for this match which is due on court at the conclusion of the clash between Paula Badosa Gibert and Irina Maria Bara.
Elsewhere, our rolling Wimbledon day four blog continues with updates from across SW19, including a host of British players including Katie Boulter, who is first up on Centre Court against Karolina Pliskova, as well as Jack Draper and Heather Watson.