144th-Ranked Aussie Stuns Rafael Nadal

Nick Kyrgios, who? Dumps No. 1 in first Wimbledon

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jul 1, 2014 1:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two-time champion Rafael Nadal lost in the fourth round of Wimbledon to 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios of Australia 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 today. The 144th-ranked Kyrgios, a wild-card entry, hit 37 aces and delivered a between-the-legs winner on one point. He is the first man to get to the quarterfinals in his Wimbledon debut in 10 years. He's also the first player ranked outside the top 100 to beat the No. 1 man since No. 193 Andrei Olhovskiy defeated Jim Courier at Wimbledon in 1992. Nadal has appeared in five finals at the All England Club. But he lost in the second round in 2012 and the first round in 2013.

Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a return to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014.   (Ben Curtis)
Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after losing a point to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after losing a point to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014....   (Ben Curtis)
Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a return to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a return to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.   (Ben Curtis)
Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a return to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014.
Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a return to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014.   (Ben Curtis)
Nick Kyrgios of Australia shouts out as he plays against Rafael Nadal during their match in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia shouts out as he plays against Rafael Nadal during their match in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates after winning a point against Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates after winning a point against Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Rafael Nadal plays a return to Nick Kyrgios during their match in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Rafael Nadal plays a return to Nick Kyrgios during their match in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
8%
8%
8%
72%
0%
5%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   MSN Living   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   Biography   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!