Wimbledon is full of drama, despair and celebration – but it also serves up some funny moments through two weeks of top tennis.
And Nick Kyrgios ensured we had some early laughter when the action kicked off today.
The Australian star – ranked number 29 in the world – took on Diego Schwartzman in his first round tie and eased through 6-0 6-2 7-6 (8-6).
He showed in glimpses the same form which saw him beat Rafael Nadal at last year’s tournament.
But his highlight was hitting a linesman on the head with a ball when trying to return one to a ball girl.
Wimbledon’s Court Two erupted in laughter before Kyrgios got on with the game:
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Luckily, the linesman was fine and there was no medical assistance needed to carry on the match.
Kyrgios will be hoping to reach the latter stages of Wimbledon after reaching the quarter-finals at the Australian Open and going out in the third round of the French Open.