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Daily Drops: Wimbledon wild card lays down gauntlet to Novak Djokovic; American 'quits tennis' mid-match

In Daily Drops today: Wimbledon wild card lays down the gauntlet to Novak Djokovic, a player declares he is 'quitting' tennis mid-match, and Nick Kyrgios has a fairly reasonable dig at the ATP.
Tim van Rijthoven in Wimbledon action

In Daily Drops today: Wimbledon wild card lays down the gauntlet to Novak Djokovic, a player declares he is 'quitting' tennis mid-match, and Nick Kyrgios has a fairly reasonable dig at the ATP.

Wimbledon wild card up for Djokovic test

Tim van Rijthoven is having some grass season. He beat world number one Daniil Medvedev to win ‘s-Hertogenbosch last month, and that got him a wild card for Wimbledon.

He has carried on that brilliant form in SW19 where he has powered into the last 16, and he now has a Centre Court date with Novak Djokovic as his reward.

He is convinced he can can win it, too.

"Against Djokovic I'll go into the match thinking I can win," van Rijthoven said ahead of their match on Sunday.

“Before the tournament started, it was a dream for me to play him basically.

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“So to be able to have that chance and to maybe even play on Centre Court is beautiful and magical.”

Maxime Cressy 'quits tennis' in tiebreak

There was a lot to love about Maxime Cressy's Wimbledon run and his third round match against Jack Sock was a very entertaining one in particular.

Cressy was on the wrong end of it, though, and he took a bit of a huff towards the end.

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"I quit this sport after this match," Cressy said to his box while multiple match-points down. "I quit this sport."

"Why am I here? Why am I here?!"

Quite funny, really, and you can watch the video by clicking here.

Nick Kyrgios has little dig at ATP

Nick Kyrgios was more dialled in that we have ever seen him before on a tennis court when he played Filip Krajinovic in the second round of Wimbledon.

He made up for that later, though, as he took issue with a journalists' line of questioning.

He has also aimed a dig at the ATP after learning that Alexander Bublik had done six underarm serves in one game while crashing out of Wimbledon.

"I love it, it’s different," Kyrgios said on Twitter while posting the video of Bublik's serving.

"But if it was me, I would be accused of tanking and get fined a minimum of 15 thousand pounds."

He's not actually wrong, though, is he?

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