PAUL JUBB insists that he is "fraction of the player" he is going to be following his narrow defeat to Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon, writes James Toney.

The York-born star fell to a tight five-sets loss to former world number 13 Kyrgios, going down 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5 in the first round encounter.

The 22-year-old Jubb, who is ranked at 227 in the world, could take plenty of pride at his performance given that it was arguably the toughest match of his fledgling career, which currently only holds two Grand Slam main draw appearances.

"I'm gutted to come out second best, you don't want to be a loser," he said.

"I know I'm a fraction of the player that I'm going to be and what I'm capable of being.

"I'm in the early stages of my career and I'm on the journey right now.

"I'm looking to keep climbing and I feel like I could have played a lot better.

"I fought hard but it's not easy playing Nick with so little experience at this level.

"I've not been in that situation before but he's a difficult player.

"It's difficult to manage your game against a player with a serve like that.

"I had chances to break him but it's been a bit of a running trend in recent matches.

"It was similar in the matches I lost at Queen's and Eastbourne.

"The important thing is I'm creating chances, it's just a matter of time before things turn out differently.

"I'm going to use this to keep moving forward.

"I want to be winning, I don't want to settle for narrowly losing a five-set match against a player like Nick.

"I'm going to keep pushing and driving."

The match was somewhat marred by the antics of Kyrgios, who spat at a spectator who he described as "disrespectful."

"I didn't hear anything but if something was said then that's obviously not good and we need to put that to a stop," said Jubb.

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