A PROTEST has broken out in the Centre Court crowd during the men's final.

The play was halted between Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios while security dealt with the protestor.

The match has since resumed with both players having notched a set each and going by serve in the third.

Kyrgios won the first set of the Wimbledon men’s singles final against defending champion Djokovic.

The controversial Australian grabbed a break of serve in the fifth game and took the set 6-4.

Djokovic, who double-faulted on the first point of the match, did the same on Kyrgios’ second break point to put the underdog 3-2 ahead.

First-time finalist Kyrgios was not going to let the occasion stop him showboating, either; he did a trademark underarm serve in his first service game and later a ‘tweener’ volley through his legs.

Djokovic had struggled to read the Kyrgios serve for most of the first set.

But he picked it apart in the fourth game of the second, breaking to love with the help of an outrageous net cord on break point.

The 20-time grand slam champion saved four break points in a tense ninth game before taking the set 6-3 and levelling the match.