Nick Kyrgios explains why he spat at Wimbledon fan in first round win

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Kyrgios was furious with some of the viewers on Tuesday (Image: Getty)

Nick Kyrgios has admitted to spitting at an ‘disrespectful’ fan during his win over Paul Jubb.

The Aussie secured his place in the second round at SW19 with a thrilling 3-6 6-1 7-5 6-7 (3-7) 7-5 win over the Brit.

During an explosive afternoon, Kyrgios also clashed with and criticized a linesman Wimbledon fans – who insisted some had come ‘just to upset it and disrespect the 27-year-old’

During a press conference, a reporter asked, “You seemed to spit in the direction of… at the end,” to which Kyrios replied, “That one of the people doesn’t respect me? Yes. I wouldn’t do that to anyone who supports me.’

He added: “I’ve dealt with hate and negativity for a long time, so I don’t feel like I owe this person anything.

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Kyrgios beat Paul Jubb to book his spot in the next round (Image: Getty)

“He literally came to the game not really supporting anyone just to stir up disrespect. That’s fine, but if I give it back to you, so be it.”

During a fiery afternoon, Kyrgios also called a linesman a “snitch” and angrily smashed a ball out of Court 3.

Speaking to a linesman, the 27-year-old said: “Did anyone come to see you speak today?

‘No. I understand, but why is she doing this? Not one person in the stadium came here to watch her do anything. Not one person.

“Do you understand what I mean? You have fans but she doesn’t have any.

‘What have I done? Like, come on. I know but what? She just comes to you mid-game because she’s a snitch.’

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