Nick Kyrgios baffled over Andy Murray double standards: 'What on earth'

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Nick Kyrgios (pictured right) arguing during a match and (pictured left) Andy Murray during a Wimbledon press conference.
Nick Kyrgios (pictured right) has called out the tennis world at Wimbledon for the double standards held between himself and Andy Murray (pictured left) over using the underarm serve tactic. (Getty Images)

Nick Kyrgios has called out the tennis world for showing double standards after he has been continually criticised for his underarm serve, while widely Andy Murray was praised for the tactic.

The enigmatic Aussie was involved in a fiery first round Wimbledon match, which spilled over into the press conference.

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In a match where he spat towards a spectator and told a line judge to get off the court, Kyrgios made some truly bizarre claims about eyesight in her post-match press conference at Wimbledon.

He then pointed out the double standards of many when the Aussie claimed he has always been ridiculed for using the underarm serve tactic, but friend and British great Murray was widely praised.

One reporter asked Kyrgios what he thought of the reaction.

And Kyrgios let his feelings known that it there seems to be two different reactions.

"Well, I actually the remember I did it remember the first time I did it was against Nadal in Acapulco," Kyrgios said.

"The commentators were like 'what's he done here, it's so disrespectful, why would you do it?'

"Now it's like, 'so smart' Andy Murray.

"I am just like what on earth.

"Now everyone does it and they're a genius."

Kyrgios wasn't wrong with the comment, considering Murray was widely praised for his 'cheeky' tactic after using it in the first round at Wimbledon.

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The Aussie star lived up to his self-styled role as villain on show court No.3 before escaping disaster with a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5 victory over British wildcard Paul Jubb - the World No.219.

Kyrgios fought with the umpire, spectators and a line judge before ultimately winning the battle to scrape through to the second round.

However there were unsavoury scenes following the final point of the match when Kyrgios could be seen spitting in the direction of a spectator.

The Aussie later admitted that he did spit towards the fan when he became fed up with being verbally and racially taunted throughout the match.

Kyrgios made no apologies when asked to confirm if he deliberately spat in the direction of the heckler in an incident that shocked onlookers at the All England Club.

"Of one of the people disrespecting me, yes," Kyrgios said.

"I would not be doing that to someone who was supporting me.

"Look, I'm okay with receiving a lot of it. But what I don't understand is as soon as I give it back, for instance in Stuttgart I gave it back, I got a game penalty.

"Today, as soon as I won the match, I turned to him... I've been dealing with hate and negativity for a long time, so I don't feel like I owed that person anything."

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