Sunday 20 August 2017 / 09:49 PM

Nick Kyrgios downs world No.1 Rafa Nadal

19-year-old Nick Kyrgios has caused one of the biggest upsets in tennis history, defeating world No.1 Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Wimbledon.

Nick’s 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 triumph is the first time a player ranked outside the top 100 has beaten a world No.1 since 1992.

 

The young Australian dished out 37 aces (Nadal just 11) and 70 winners in the match – none better than this amazing between-the-legs shot.

 

And this excellent backhand.

His next opponent is another young-gun with a strong serve; 23-year-old Canadian Milos Raonic. Raonic got the best of him a month ago at Roland Garros, but Kyrgios will be oozing confidence after this latest win.

Kyrgios also fashioned an absurd comeback victory over Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the second round – he saved an All England Club record nine match points in the fifth set.

 

[Wimbledon]

 

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