Nick Kyrgios hit 24 aces and 49 winners when he sent Queen’s Club runner-up Filip Krajinovic to the third round at Wimbledon 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.
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World Class Kyrgios
That has to be one of the championship’s best achievements to date. If Kyrgios keeps his cool, he’s brilliant to watch and a great danger to everyone in the draw.
Kyrgios* 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
More mistakes from Krajinovic’s racket and that gives Kyrgios a match point.
GAME>SET>MATCH KYRGIOS. The Australian takes the match with a backhand winner down the line.
Kyrgios 6-2, 6-3, 5-1 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
A rare double fault from Kyrgios, 30-15. And he responds properly with an ace, 40-15.
And one more to hold. Fantastic.
Kyrgios* 6-2, 6-3, 4-1 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Outrageous forehand on Kyrgios’ flight, 15-15. Nice service and volley from Krajinovic and he ends with a volley winner.
TWEENER ALERT. Kyrgios fires a shot between his legs, but Krajinovic is there to block the volley.
Kyrgios 6-2, 6-3, 4-0 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
Kyrgios meanders through another serve game, holding on to 15. If he brings this level of quality every match, he will be very hard to stop.
Krajinovic is on his way from Wimbledon.
Kyrgios* 6-2, 6-3, 3-0 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Krajinovic volley into the net, 0-30. His head is out of here. Kyrgios backhand pass, three break points.
Krajinovic completely collapses when he puts a forehand into the net. It is currently a one-way street.
Kyrgios 6-2, 6-3, 2-0 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
First bit of danger on Kyrgios’ serve as he slips to 0-30. He responds with back-to-back aces.
And an ace on the T allows him to hold. Krajinovic looks on with remorse.
Third set: Kyrgios* 6-2, 6-3, 1-0 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Kyrgios forehand winner as Krajinovic tries to serve and volley, 15-30. Breaking point Kyrgios as Krajinovic makes a defensive backhand.
Krajinovic saves it when Kyrgios goes long with his return. Krajinovic volleys into the net, second breakpoint.
Kyrgios forehand in the net, deuce. Third break point as Kyrgios gives the backhand pass. Another missed return from the Australian.
Krajinovic backhand slice floats long after a few close calls on previous shots, breaking point.
Krajinovic takes a smash after big crowds from Kyrgios. Kyrgios grafted and deserved that service break.
Kyrgios 6-2, 6-3 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
Kyrgios Ace, 30-15. That was his 15th of the game.
Two set points as Kyrgios crashes another first serve. Kyrgios misreads Krajinovic’s return, who drops to baseline, 40-30.
No problem, Kyrgios just hammers his 16th ace of the set to win him.
Kyrgios* 6-2, 5-3 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Kyrgios backhand return catches the baseline, great shot, 40-30. But Krajinovic insists on making sure Kyrgios has to serve the set.
He hasn’t had any problems so far…
Kyrgios 6-2, 5-2 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
Kyrgios goes to a spectator for coughing in his serve move. First straw of the day.
Kyrgios’ second service ace, 40-30. And he keeps with a backhand winner down the line.
Kyrgios* 6-2, 4-2 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Kyrgios breaking point as he steps in and throws a forehand winner into the corner, 30-40. Well saved by Krajinovic who attacks with his forehand.
Krajinovic escapes to keep himself in the set.
Kyrgios 6-2, 4-1 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
It’s getting repetitive to say it, but more aces from Kyrgios equals another love affair.
It has been a serving clinic of the Aussie today.
Kyrgios* 6-2, 3-1 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Kyrgios’ first single match and that enables Krajinovic to hold on to love. The Serb inflates his cheeks on his support box.
He looks a little lost there.
Kyrgios 6-2, 3-0 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
Kyrgios steam train continues holding the 15. This match lasts only 40 minutes.
Kyrgios* 6-2, 2-0 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Great defense and hustle from Kyrgios and he passes Krajinovic with a forehand on the run, three break points.
Krajinovic saves the first with a forehand winner. “Too good,” says Kyrgios.
Krajinovic saves the second with a nice drop shot where Kyrgios can no longer come into play.
And the third when Kyrgios puts a forehand into the tram lines. deuce. Missed opportunity there.
Krajinovic serves and volleys, but Kyrgios reads it and lobs his man. Brilliant. breaking point.
One of the longest rallies of the match, both men go for it, but Krajinovic flashes a forehand into the net first.
Second set: Kyrgios 6-2, 1-0 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
Kyrgios has been untouchable on service thus far. Another ace makes it 30-0 and he holds back on the T with another ace.
Krajinovic has no idea where Kyrgios’ service is going.
Kyrgios* 6-2 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Lush drop shot from Kyrgios to bring up the set point. It is saved by Krajinovic after he drills a backhand down the line, Deuce.
Kyrgios steps in and releases on forehand for a winner, second set point. Krajinovic double foul and Kyrgios breaks to claim the set.
He has been very good today.
Kyrgios 5-2 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
Another ace brings Kyrgios to 40-0. And he holds on when a big serve sends the T long back by Krajinovic.
Kyrgios* 4-2 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Krajinovic struggles to serve even more as he falls back to 0-30, but recovers after finding his first serve.
However, can he break through on Kyrgios’ service?
Kyrgios 4-1 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
Phenomenal serving by Kyrgios in these early stages. Gives him a lot of free points and he rattles through it.
Another ace sees him holding it.
Kyrgios* 3-1 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Krajinovic slips to 0-30 but he reacts with an ace. Kyrgios then takes a forehand, 30-30.
Krajinovic double foul, two. Krajinovic holds on to get on the board.
Kyrgios 3-0 Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
Perfect service game from Kyrgios as he likes to consolidate the break. He seems turned on and focused today.
Kyrgios* 2-0 Krajinovic (indicates next server)
Kyrgios gets plenty of support from his box behind him as he struggles to stay in the rally and misses Krajinovic with a forehand, 30-40.
Krajinovic forehand in the tram lines is out. He challenges a forehand from Kyrgios for his own miss. Hawkeye shows it was over. Kyrgios rightly tells the umpire that the Serb should not have challenged.
“You can’t challenge that late,” he says.
First set: Nick Kyrgios 1-0 Filip Krajinovic* (indicates next server)
Silky start to Kyrgios hitting a drop shot winner, drop volley winner and an ace to win the opening match.
We’re in for a show today.
The players warm up and practice serving. One of Kyrgios catches Krajinovic and pulls ‘oooooh’ from the rapidly evolving crowd.
Here we go!
Filip Krajinovic walks onto the track and is eventually followed by Nick Kyrgios.
He does what he wants that boy!
Welcome to our live coverage of Nick Kyrgios vs Filip Krajinovic in the second round of Wimbledon 2022.
The controversial Australian defeated Briton Paul Jubb in a spirited first-round showdown was watched by Telegraph Sport’s chief sportswriter Oliver Brown†
Spending three hours in the company of Nick Kyrgios on Court No 3 was akin to being locked in a room with a profane Australian version of Alan Bennett as he weaved all the frustrations of life, both real and imagined, into an endless monologue of rage.
Whether it was the spectators, the officials or just 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 gave in deliberately spitting at a fan he accused him of “disrespecting” him in his first round win – then scolded the tennis authorities for doing “nothing” about ruthless “racism”.
“Today there was a lot of disdain thrown by the crowd,” said the Australian. “Pure disrespect… Spectators generally feel that there is simply no longer a line.
“You can just bash someone on social media and there is no real consequence. Whether it’s racial abuse or just disrespect, it’s acceptable. My brother has alopecia and they joke that he is a cancer patient.”
When asked if he spat at a fan, Kyrgios said: “From one of the people who disrespect me? Yes. I wouldn’t do that to someone who supported me.”
We will have game-by-game updates for this match, which will appear on the track at the end 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 UK players including Katie Boulter, who is first on Center Court against Karolina Pliskova, as well as Jack Draper and Heather Watson.