- Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios yesterday brought the world’s attention to something other than football i.e Wimbledon.
- Nick defeated current World No.1 Rafael Nadal in four sets with some beautiful play on the centre court.
- Nick was dominant from the start and won the first point and followed that up to win the first set and establish his dominance over a relatively tired Rafael Nadal.
- Point to note being that Nadal had slow starts in his previous three games and had to recover his way to victory.
- Nick was overflowing with confidence and told everyone that he knew he could pull it off. He even went on to say that Nadal and him had 14 grand slams between them! (This guy is going to be a legend!)
- Nick dominated the serves and the rallies in the first set and came across as a huge challenge to Rafa, Nick eventually won the first set in a tie break in some stlye with an ace.
First Set : 7-6 to Kyrgios!
- Nadal came back from losing the first set in his previous three games and is generally known to respond really well to dropping a set.
- That is exactly what happened! Nadal forced Kyrgios into a few errors and levelled the match by winning this set 7-5.
Second Set : 7-5 to Rafa!
- You could sense that the momentum was shifting Rafa’s way but Kyrgios certainly wasn’t going to give up.
- Rafa won the first point and you could see the anguish on Kyrgios’s face, this kid was going to give Rafa a run for his money.
- He certainly did! Kyrgios managed to push this set into a tie break, the second one in three sets and somehow held his nerve and WON it!
Third Set : 7-6 to Kyrgios!
- Rafa was losing hold of this game and the Aussie (Nick) was going strength to strength , the number of aces this boy was hitting was incredible. He continued his dominance by winning the first game of the fourth set.
- Kyrgios dominated the fourth set and proved to be too good for a Rafael Nadal who seemed out of his game. Kyrgios comfortably took the fourth set home 6-3.
Fourth Set : 6-3 to Kyrgios!
Just to give you a glimpse of how good this kid is :
This boy also fired an incredible 37 aces throughout the game and if you think that isn’t a lot then Rafa fired only 11.
Kyrgios squares off against 8th seed Milos Ranoic tomorrow and could possibly face off against Roger Federer in the semi’s ( Wouldn’t we love to see that) .
Another testament to Kyrgios’s determination is the fact that he somehow saved 9 match points (which is also a Wimbledon record) against Richard Gasquet in his previous game.
This is also the first time since 1992 that a player ranked outside the top 100 has defeated the World No.1. Kyrgios’s win is THAT BIG.
Here I’m a 19 year old writing this article and there’s Nick Kyrgios who is creating history at Wimbledon. *Sigh*