Nick Kyrgios criticises Wimbledon crowd during five-set win over Britain's Paul Jubb

Nick Kyrgios booked his spot in the second round of Wimbledon with victory over Britain's Paul Jubb, but the Australian was left unimpressed with the crowd in SW19.

Britain No.8 Paul Jubb came agonizingly close to delivering a first round upset in Wimbledon on Tuesday afternoon.

The 22-year-old was pitted against world No.40 Nick Kyrgios in the opening round of the Grand Slam, and pushed his opponent all the way in a gruelling three-hour match.

Jubb shocked spectators in Centre Court as he won the opening set, although Kyrgios quickly replied by taking a 2-1 lead. However, Jubb won the fourth via tie-break to set up a dramatic finale.

A typically frustrated Kyrgios eventually prevailed, with his 3-6 6-1 7-5 6-7 (3) 7-5 victory booking his place in the second round.

But Kyrgios' win didn't come without some trademark tantrums, this time directed towards the onwatching crowd in SW19.

The 27-year-old often brings a mix of entertainment and anger to the court during every match, and Tuesday's affair was no different. Kyrgios produced one under-arm serve, hit 30 aces, smashed a tennis ball out of the court to threaten a round one implosion and was tangled in numerous discussions with line judges and the umpire.

At one stage, Kyrgios turned to the umpire and was heard saying about some spectators: "I don't go to their nine to five and start clapping when they're scanning s*** at a supermarket do I?

"Go 'boo, well done, you can't scan that thing for s***'…You should remove them from the crowd."

Following the match, Kyrgios described the Wimbledon crowd as "rowdy".

"He played some exceptional tennis at times and the crowd were pretty rowdy today," said the Australian.

"A couple of people in the crowd were not shy of criticising me, so that one was for you - you know who you are.

"I thought I was going to go down there and it would have been a tough, tough loss to take so I am just happy to be through."

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