Controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios was once again in the headlines at Wimbledon, after being accused of ‘tanking’ during his defeat to Kei Nishikori, the Daily Express report.

The Australian had to wait around all day on Saturday to get onto Court 1 at the All England Club, and eventually began his third-round fixture at 7:30pm.

However, after finding himself 4-1 down in the first set, the 23-year-old was accused of throwing away the set by pundit and commentator Andrew Castle.

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Castle, who was commentating on the match for the BBC, criticised the Australian for his actions as he showed little effort in returning any of Nishikori’s shots towards the end of the first set.

He has decided that’s enough. The crowd can’t believe what they’re seeing at this moment.

You cannot win a Grand Slam over a two week period against the best players in the world with this sort of attitude. You cannot give a set away like that.

Nishikori eventually closed out day six at Wimbledon by running out victorious in straight sets 6-1 7-6 6-4 and will now face Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis after he shocked Court 1 earlier in the day, defeating world number three Alexander Zverev in a five set thriller.