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KYRGIOS EXITS WIMBLEDON

by Katarina Slavich

Nick Kyrgios has had his Wimbledon title dreams crushed, going down to Andy Murray in straight sets.

The Scot beat the Canberra boy 7-5 6-1 6-4 in one hour and 43 minutes to knock him out in round four.

Kyrgios was unable to hide his devastation after the match.

"It was a good first set. The rest of the match was pretty pathetic," he said.

"As soon as I lost the first set, I just lost belief."

He also agreed with former Wimbledon Champion John McEnroe's comments that he crumbled, and said he lost it mentally.

"I think when things get tough, I'm just a little bit soft," Kyrgios said.

"I've got experience, but it ultimately comes down to just laying it all out there and competing for a long time. I didn't do that today at all."

Andy Murray has hinted Kyrgios could need a psychologist following the loss.

Murray is one of the 21 year old's closest locker-room allies, but has warned he needs to knuckle down and control his side of the net.

"For some, it may be a coach. For some, it might be a psychologist. Sometimes it might be speaking to family about stuff, there's not one way of tackling it," he said.

"But if you want to continue to get better, then you speak and listen to as many people as you can and take onboard the things you think will help you."

No Aussies remain in the singles at Wimbledon, after Bernard Tomic also crashed out, losing to Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

 

pic - Canberra Times

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