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Seven's pick of Kyrgios over Barty was an unforced error

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Did you see Australia’s world No.1 Ashleigh Barty win her first-round match at Wimbledon?

No, me neither.

Channel Seven chose to air Nick Kyrgios' match (right) over newly crowned world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty.Credit:AP

Instead we were stuck watching tennis super brat Nick Kyrgios slug it out in a five-set marathon against fellow Australian Jordan Thompson, with the occasional cross to the Barty match.

Sunrise host David Koch said the decision to largely ignore Barty was like leaving Mother Teresa out in the cold.

It was also plain dumb. No matter how they try to justify it, the decision by Australia’s Wimbledon broadcaster to bypass Australia’s best tennis player in years doesn’t make sense.

In the lead-up to the event, Seven had been on "Barty watch". She was front and centre........

© The Age