Tim Henman and Nick Kyrgios accuse Novak Djokovic of losing on purpose at Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios and Tim Henman
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Nick Kyrgios and Tim Henman playfully insinuated that Novak Djokovic might have intentionally allowed Jacob Fearnley a chance to recover in their match to ensure Andy Murray secured a prime television spot.

Djokovic swiftly took a two-set advantage over Britain's world No. 277 Fearnley at Centre Court on Thursday.

Yet, the Serbian seemed to falter as he conceded the third set 7-5 and appeared to struggle in the fourth.

Djokovic was the opening act on the main show court, with the Murray brothers scheduled for the third doubles match of the day.

Simultaneously, on Court 1, British No. 1s were battling it out, reports the Express.

Harriet Dart triumphed in an epic encounter against Katie Boulter, while Jack Draper was entering the court to face Cameron Norrie.

This sequence of events led Kyrgios and Henman to speculate whether Djokovic was intentionally prolonging his match to avoid clashing with the Brits' games on Court 1.

BBC presenter Clare Balding commented, "Listen, the schedulers are relieved if that happens because what we don't want is the Murray brothers playing doubles at the same time as Cam Norrie is playing Jack Draper,".

To which Kyrgios remarked, "Maybe Novak knows that deep down. Maybe he does."

Henman chimed in, "He's almost trying to help the tournament, he's a member of the club."

Kyrgios then probed Henman about securing a membership, typically reserved for Wimbledon champions.

"When can I be a member? " the Australian enquired.

"I'm working on it. I've got some pull around here but not that much," Henman responded with a chuckle.