Nick Kyrgios put on a show at Wimbledon today; one way or the other.
The Australian played Richard Gasquet on court two for a place in the quarter-finals at SW19.
His penchant for petulance reared its ugly head towards the end of the second set, when he risked disqualification by appearing to deliberately tank a game as his elegant French opponent stormed into a 7-5 6-1 lead.
But then the hugely-talented 20-year-old reemerged pumped for the third and fought his way back into the contest – threatening a repeat of his five-set comeback against Gasquet at this tournament last year, in which he saved a record nine match points.
Kyrgios, ranked number 29 in the world, has already earned himself a reputation for on-court showmanship and trumped his previous bizarre behaviour by hugging a very confused ballboy.
The Aussie, perhaps revitalised by his court-side cuddle, saved two match points to win the third set on a tie-break, but was eventually dumped out 7-5 6-1 6-7 7-6.