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Wimbledon 2014 live: Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios

Pushing Nadal all the way: Nick Kyrgios.
Pushing Nadal all the way: Nick Kyrgios. Photo: AP

From a tennis point of view, Nick just had too many weapons. He overpowered Rafa to the point the Spaniard was left battered on the ropes. But he also showed he has a subtlety to his game. There's also a cheekiness to Nick that is going to rub some people the wrong way, in the same way Lleyton Hewitt does. But personally, bring it on, professional tennis needs characters. That between the legs, off forehand winner was just insane and Nick's reaction was something special. Anyways, I'd better write a story so I can go to bed. Coke is a nutritious breakfast right...

That was one of the most amazing nights I've ever experienced. For Nill Kyrgios to allow me into her home on the night her son Nick beat the world No.1 was an absolute honour. I'm glad I'm home and don't have to witness the media scrum that is about to descend on her...

Becker did it at 17, no reason why Nick can't do it at 19....

And he's done it! Nill screaming down the phone now! "I can't breathe!" she says...talk of a parade now as Nick goes thru to the quarter final...

ONe point away...

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30-0. Overpowering Rafa completely now...

15-0...

The Kyrgios house holds their breath as Rafa holds his serve. Nick leads 5-3 and serving the match...

"Drop the hammer!" cries Nill. Nick responds to hold serve and he leads 5-2 in the fourth. Just one game away from beating the world No.1..."Do you understand the possibility?" says the uncle.

The break has stung Rafa into action, the champ knows it's now or never against the young Wild Thing...

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That was freaky spin by Rafa there! Looked like @tuxy81 hook on the golf course...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rafa looks like a fighter on the ropes at the moment. Kyrgios throwing all the punches, the world No.1 just trying to hang in there. Nick holds serve and he's up 4-1 in the fourth!

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He brings up a break point with a powerful cross-court double hander...and he backs it up to break Rafa for the first time in the match! He's up 3-1 in the 4th! Talk about booking flights here now...

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Nick has a wonderful combination of touch and power. Produces another blistering forehand down the line as the house erupts. Rafa produces some magic of his own with a big forehand in reply. If it isn't already, this is becoming a classic. Nick pushing for a break as he takes Rafa to deuce...

Great piece of umpiring there! Overruling to give Nick an ace, the first of three as he takes a 2-1 lead in the fourth set. Massive buzz in the Kyrgios house, everyone chatting - some in English some in Greek...

A pic of the scenes at Nick's house as he takes the third set...

 

 

 

 

 

Absolute pandamonium at the Kyrgios household! Led by Nick's mum Nill! The TV pictures should make interesting viewing!

Glorious rally by Kyrgios!

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