Nick Kyrgios reaches his second quarterfinal at Wimbledon – EIGHT YEARS after his first – as he comes off a set-down to beat Brandon Nakashima, after overcoming an injury scare early on
- Nick Kyrgios has booked his place in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon
- Aussie showed resilience to get out of a set to beat Brandon Nakashima
- Kyrgios won the grueling fourth round 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-2
- He survived an injury early on after struggling with a shoulder problem
- He maintains his record of winning every five sets he has played in at SW19
Nick Kyrgios showed his resilient side in a grueling fourth round clash with Brandon Nakashima, with the Australian coming down from one set to secure his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
The hot-headed Aussie kept the drama relatively to a minimum compared to previous matches at SW19. Kyrgios suffered a shoulder injury in the first set and had to be given a medical time-out, with many fearing the worst.
Kyrgios, however, went on to fight back, winning the next two sets and appearing to reach the quarter-finals. But after keeping his cool for most of the game, the 27-year-old appeared to give up and throw away a 6-3 fourth set with little challenge.
But it was in the fifth set that Kyrgios really flipped the style and got back into the game. After serving his 100th ace of the tournament so far, and then a 101st right after, Kyrgios was back in his element and never looked back.
Kyrgios managed to control his nerves and finish the game, securing his place in the last eight of Wimbledon for the second time – eight years after his first appearance in the quarter-finals of the competition.
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Nick Kyrgios has secured his spot in the Wimbledon quarter-finals after beating Nakashima
Brandon Nakashima took the first set and then forced a fifth before losing
The Australian suffered an early injury and required a medical time-out at Center Court
Kyrgios has his head in his hands after suffering an early shoulder problem
However, the 27-year-old gritted his teeth and managed to put in an excellent performance