Andy Murray claims Nick Kyrgios gets a rough ride

It's Andy Murray versus Nick Kyrgios in the last 16, and the verbal performances might just be as entertaining as the tennis.

Kyrgios, seeded 15th, is set to face world No2 and now competition favourite Murray on Centre Court tomorrow for a place in the quarter-finals after dispatching Spain's Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday.

The break came earlier in the second, Murray ignoring his opponent's increasingly loud groans as he played his shots, to once again force him into an error at the net on break point and Kyrgios was in a odd hurry to play his shots from that point, seeming to lose concentration as the set rapidly ran away from him.

"At times, like I've previously said, I don't love the sport", Kyrgios said. But this is probably my best surface, my best chance to beat him.

Murray, who has now beaten Kyrgios at all four grand slams over the past 18 months while conceding just one set, didn't win his first grand slam title under he was 25 and said time was on the Australian's side.

The first set was a tight affair, with Kyrgios successfully landing 88% of his first serves.

Murray served out for the match after just an hour and 43 minutes.

"I still think he is going to win slams, but not in the way he played there".

"Like, one week I'm pretty motivated to train and play".

Enter Murray, Kyrgios' opponent in one of the marquee matches of Wimbledon's Manic Monday, and there appears a light at the end of the tunnel that could portend an end to Kyrgios' dark days as both ATP bad boy and scapegoat.

Kyrgios was rather transparent while talking with reporters following the straight sets defeat to the Brit in the fourth round.

The 21-year-old youngster himself gave a typically unvarnished verdict: "Pretty pathetic". But I don't really know what else to do without it. "Steve has picked up a lot of confidence in the last few weeks and he has a nice game for grass but I think I mixed it up well". One match for me means I have to prepare mentally, physically, do my treatments on the wrist. "Obviously felt like a mountain to climb after losing the first".

He added: "When things get tough, I'm just a little bit soft". I've got experience, but it comes down to laying it all out there and competing for a long time. "I didn't do that today at all".

"For him it's more about focusing on what he's got to do here".

"The last time I played him was at the US Open (last year) in a major".

"I'm really looking forward to getting out there". I've done a good job of it so far.

"I know that I have the talent to do good things".

I feel like I know what to do but it's hard to actually go out there and execute against such a player like him.

"The year I won Wimbledon, I was seeded to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals and Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, but they all went out early".

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