A beaten Nick Kyrgios says he didn't tank game

ANOTHER day, another Nick Kyrgios controversy - this time accused of tanking in his 7-5 6-1 6-7 7-6 defeat by Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

The 20-year-old (pictured embracing a ball boy) appeared not to be trying in the third game of the second set but denied he let Gasquet have the game on purpose.

"Of course I tried," he said. "There was a lot of ups and downs. It was a tough, tough time, especially when he's not missing any balls."

Home-crowd favourite Andy Murray is into the quarter-finals with a 7-6 6-4 5-7 6-4 win over Ivo Karlovic to set up a clash with Canada's Vasek Pospisil.

Roger Federer is also through, defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2 6-2 6-3, while Novak Djokovic was two sets all with Kevin Anderson when bad light stopped play in their match.

In the women's draw Serena Williams beat sister Venus 6-4 6-3.

More tennis news


FULL LIST: Search how your childcare centre is rated

Premium Content FULL LIST: Search how your childcare centre is rated

Hundreds of Queensland childcare centres still not up to standard

Shed 'totally destroyed' in blaze outside Warwick

Premium Content Shed 'totally destroyed' in blaze outside Warwick

Crews have now been battling the blaze for nearly three hours, with reports of...

Music legend Shannon Noll to star in region’s epic new festival

Premium Content Music legend Shannon Noll to star in region’s epic new...

Former Australian Idol icon to perform along Stanthorpe duo Nine Year Sister and...