London, UK, 3 July 2016 | AAP

Late on Saturday night, darkness denied Nick Kyrgios a place in the fourth round alongside Bernard Tomic.

Australia’s big Wimbledon hope must return on Sunday after his third-round clash with Feliciano Lopez was suspended for the night locked at one set apiece.

Hoping to set up a last-16 showdown on Monday with new title favourite Andy Murray, Kyrgios won the first set 6-3 and dropped the second 7-6(2) in a tiebreaker before play was stopped.

Kyrgios required a medical timeout for a nose bleed during the first set, part of a tight tussle that unfolded on No.1 Court.

When he returns to the All England Club’s second show court on Sunday he will attempt to make the second week at the All England Club for the third straight year.

Murray is lying in wait for Kyrgios or Lopez after ending the run of fellow Australian John Millman with a clinical 6-3 7-5 6-2 win earlier on Saturday.


Men’s singles


[15] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v [22] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) – No.1 Court, second match [to finish 6-3 6-7(2)]

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