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Nick Kyrgios defiantly broke Wimbledon rules again by donning his red cap shortly after coming up short against Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.
The 27-year-old won the first set of Sunday's seismic showdown with Djokovic, but the Serbian superstar fought back to win the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 7-6 (7-3) to capture his seventh Wimbledon title. Kyrgios was his usual vocal self throughout the match and appeared to self-implode after being broken late in the third set.
The fiery Australian has already landed himself in hot water after defying the competitions strict rules over clothing, which states all players must be kitted out in white. He chucked his bright cap on immediately after Sunday's defeat – just days after he ambled out onto the court in red Nike Dunk Low trainers on Monday before his round of 16 victory over Brandon Nakashima.
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He brazenly declared after the match, while wearing a red cap, that he wore his trainers "because I do what I want." He went on to have a debate with the reporter over his attire, before insisting that he wasn't bothered about any negative publicity. Kyrgios added: "Well yeh, it's more attention for me. What's the saying? Any publicity is good publicity, right?"
It remains to be seen if Wimbledon will take action against Kyrgios for changing into his red cap on the court. It was a rollercoaster afternoon for Kyrgios, who launched into a tirade at the umpire after alleging that a drunk woman was distracting him between points.
But despite his frosty demeanour after the match, Kygrios – who is currently ranked No.45 in the world – was magnanimous in defeat against Djokovic and thanked the Centre Court crowd for their phenomenal support.
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Kyrgios told BBC Sport: "Yeah he is a bit of a god, I'm not going to lie. I thought I played well. First of all congratulations to Novak and your team, you've won this Championships that many times I don't even know any more.
"Obviously to all the ball kids, the umpires, I know we have a tough relationship at times so thanks for putting up with it. And [thanks] to the crowd, it has been an amazing couple of weeks for me personally."
Sunday's final was the first time Kyrgios has reached the final of a Grand Slam – but he stressed the experience had not made him hungry for me. He quipped: "Absolutely not! I'm so tired honestly. Myself, my team, we're all exhausted. We've played so much tennis. I'm really happy with this result and maybe one day I'll be here again but I don't know about that."
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