JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

Wimbledon live 2014: Milos Raonic v Nick Kyrgios

Date

Australia's Nick Kyrgios is set to face the Canadian who sent him home from the French Open, Milos Raonic, in the quarter final of Wimbledon 2014.

Sort posts by:

Raonic's serve was just too strong in the end winning 6-7 6-2 6-4 7-6. He was like a metronome and only lost a couple of points on it in the fourth set. Well I reckon I'm done here, the bed is calling. Hope you've enjoyed the ride...

 

Massive up side for Nick. Next challenge is to do it week-in, week-out on the tour. But he's definitely given hope to Australia. I wonder if his mum Nill stayed up to watch? She was talking about catching up on some sleep after an incredibly long night and day after his win against Rafa.

Nothing tentative about that tho! Fittingly Raonic wins it with an ace down the middle to end Nick's run at Wimbledon in the quarter-finals. Not a bad effort for the 19-year-old wild card from Down Under! Gets a $400,000 pay day. Wonder if Fairfax will give me a similar pay cheque for lasting til the quarters as well? #daretodream

Tentative first serve from Raonic! Kyrgios wins the point to stay alive. 6-4...

Nick holds his two service points and forces Raonic to serve it out. 6-3 the Cannuck leads in the TB...

Raonic gets the first mini break of the tiebreak. 4-1 up...make that 5-1 up as they change ends. That Raonic serve still quietly booming away...

We go to the tiebreak. In a positive sign for Nickl, he was able to win a coupla points off Raonic's serve that game. Can he level it...

Do iPads travel faster than the speed of light? The Wimbledon Slamtracker is slightly ahead of the TV... #iblamephysics

Hooray! Raonic finally loses a point on serve. It took an unforced error to do it...

Coupla nice backhands gives Kyrgios one last chance to break Raonic this set. Nick leads 6-5 in the fourth. Otherwise, he'll get the chance to re-inforce his reputation as the Tiebreak Kid...

At least smile when you win yet another service game to love Raonic! Yet to lose a point on serve this set. It's 5-all. Seems Kyrgios's "tattoo" is still catching people out...

 

 

 

Raonic threatens, but Kyrgios manages to hold serve and take a 5-4 lead in the fourth. Can he spring a suprise break out of the blue? If any of Canberra is still awake, they'll certainly hope so. Special shout out to FIFA boss Sepp Blatter for organising the World Cup schedule so everyone in Brazil could tune in to watch Nick play... #thechequesinthemail

That's another service game to love for Raonic!

 

 

 

Is Raonic a probot? His serving at the moment would suggest so...

 

 

 

My old man, who played tennis until he was almost 70, told me the seventh game in a set was always an important one - hopefully he's right as Kyrgios holds serve to lead 4-3 in the fourth...

Raonic's serve just can't be stopped at the moment! He's sent down 31 aces so far this match with just two double faults. Although he's only serving at 68% of those first rockets in, but he's yet to lose a point on service this set!

Is this umpire English? Given the recent woes of England's cricket team, perhaps he could get a gig...

 

Come on! Kyrgios holds and leads 3-2 in the 4th. Reckon it's time for Nick to bring out the hammer to drop again. "A ship in the harbour is safe, but that's not what a ship is built for!" Philosophy always helps...

Do modern players sweat more? Why do they all need towels to wipe themselves down with after every shot? These are the questions that keep me awake at night. Either that or too much cola (still looking for Super Couch sponsorship). Cracking backhand by Raonic down the line. He's looking strong...

Raonic's serve is doing to Kyrgios, what Kyrgios's was doing to Nadal last night! Massive. all square at 2-all in the fourth...

Gonna risk showing my age here. I really miss the good old days of serve volley. It's the way tennis was meant to be played on grass...Kyrgios holds serve and leads 2-1. Both players' serves on top again...hopefully that's the jinx Nick needs to break Raonic...

Nice hands by the umpire! Catches Raonic's return of serve one handed! It's one-all in the fourth. Nick at the plate...

There we go young man. Kyrgios wins the opening game of the fourth set. Mixing his shots up nicely to try and upset Raonic's rhythm. Now the real test - Raonic's serve...

There's that off forehand again! Tennis ACT boss Ross Triffitt hasn't given up...

 

 

 

This might be a little extreme, but would probably be effective! #wedontcondoneviolence Raonic holds serve to take the third set, he leads 2 sets to one. It's now or never for the 19-year-old....

 

 

 

You gotta love Kyrgios's off/down-the-line forehand. I'm trying to think of who it reminds me of, but nobody springs to mind... He holds serve and will force Raonic to serve it out to win the third. Cannuck up 5-4...

Raonic still looking untroubled on serve. Up 5-3 in the third. If anyone has any Tim Tams they can deliver to both the Super Couch and SW19 that'd be greatly appreciated! Just mark them attention to Old Thing and Wild Thing respectively...

Vamanos Kyrgios! He holds serve, but still trails 4-3 in the third. Just can't seem to find his range at the moment. Hopefully he can hold on until it returns. Newc and Woody reckon the game against Rafa "was bound to take it's toll". I say baa humbug to that. It's not over yet guys! #fooey

Raonic holds serve to love, now 4-2 and the third set is slipping away from Nick at the rate of knots... #lift

Woody and Newc worried Kyrgios is getting a bit negative here. He's down 0-40 on serve. Big chance for Raonic. Nick puts it into the net and the Canuck leads 3-2. Worrying signs for the Canberran...

Here was Nick's momentary break of Raonic...

 

Sniff sniff. 30-all on Raonic's serve, can Nick get that break straight back? If Raonic's serve has anything to do with it then no. It's 2-all in the third...

Pressure straight back on Nick, Raonic with two break points ... Kyrgios fluffs a smash and it's back on serve in the third. Looked a bit casual on that one. He'd done everything right in the point until then. He still leads 2-1...

Some suggesting on Twitter that all Nick has is his big serve. I give you exhibit A to dispell that...

 

Righty right, Nick gets his first sniff of a break against the Raonic serve...and he takes it! He leads 2-0 in the third...

And Raonic squares the ledger, taking the second set 6-2. Time for Nick to regroup. He did it against Rafa...

I wonder if she's getting a Kyrgios?

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Roger Federer has beaten Wawrinka in four sets, so if Nick can win this that's who he'll play in the semi! Raonic consolidates his break by easily holding serve. He leads 4-2 in the second. And rips a forehand down the line to give himself another two break points! Takes the second and it's 5-2 to Raonic...

Nick just misses the backhand winner down the line and Raonic has another break point...and the Canadian takes it. He leads 3-2 in the second...

Kaboom kaboom! (The Boom Boom is reserved for our Nick) Raonic holds his serve and it's 2-all. Here's how Nick took out the opening set...

 

There's that deft touch! At full stretch on his forehand, while under pressure on his serve, he conjures the winner. Holds serve and leads 2-1 in the second...

 

 

 

Apparently people thought Nick has ink. Not surprisingly the tattoo that looks a lot like a piece of tape is actually a piece of tape...

Nick consolidates by holding serve at the start of the second set, he leads one set to love and one game to love...

Vamos!!! To quote Rafa! Kyrgios takes the first set 7-6. Dare to dream...

Mini break to Nick! Catches Raonic out with a bad bounce...holds his two serves and he has the first set!!!! Goes wide with the first serve and he's just one point away from the lead.... #nkrising

Roger Federer of Switzerland during his men's singles quarter-final match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.

Roger Federer of Switzerland during his men's singles quarter-final match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. Photo: Reuters

Patrick Baggoley: (Jumped the gun on this one earlier, sorry Super Couch!) Over on Centre court, Roger Federer has now beaten Stan Wawrinka in the all-Swiss quarter-final. Federer broke early in the fourth set and held serve to win 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4. Federer finally won after Wawrinka saved four match-points.

Federer will next meet the winner of this match between Kyrgios and Raonic in the semi-finals.

On the other side of the draw, Novak Djokovic is set to play Grigor Dimitrov in their semi.

So all square at the change of ends. Woody reckons Nick's tiebreak record is 4-2, but the ATP website has him at 7-4 (going into Wimbledon), which I;'m guessing includes Challenger events...

Audacious! Nick thinks a ball is going long, hits it a bit late and opens the way for Raonic, but Nick just calmly hits a double handed winner. He leads early in the tiebreak. Mentioned yesterday the young Aussie has a great record in tiebreaks...

Apparently the whingeing poms find us Aussies annoying, what! Pip, pip and tally ho and all that. Keep a stiff upper lip old boy...

 

 

 

While the Nick Kyrgios bandwagon is gathering size and momentum around the world, it seems Rafa isn't getting on board just yet. Sour grapes or just a helpful tip to ensure Nick keeps working hard? He's serving 6-5 down in the first...

Looks like there's hope for us fat blokes (and gals)! Forty isn't too old to get in shape and embark on a pro tennis career is it?

Chuckle, maybe Nick should give the volleying away as well as he misses an easy one. Just serve big aces like that one to make it 5-all...

Not yet, still on serve as we get to the business end of the set, Raonic up 5-4. These two have only met the once, at this year';s French Open when the Canuck won in straight sets. That was on clay tho and Nick had a bit of a shoulder problem then. Hopefully he can take the first here... #dropthehammer

Bit more a comfortable service game there for Nick, now 4-all. Can he get some headway into the Raonic serve?

Celebrity manager Max Markson predicts the world is Nick's financial oyster after his win over Rafa. The Super Couch is also looking for sponsors, some form of high-sugar cola would certainly be helpful in the wee small hours. I'm looking at you Coca Cola...

You'd have to say Raonic slightly ahead in the battle of the serve, but still on serve. Good to see Lleyton Hewitt out watching young gun Kyrgios! The bandwagon is gaining momentum...

 

 

 

Nick "drops the hammer" as his family would say and levels it with an ace. 3-all.

Here's a little snippet of the action in the first set. It shows Nick isn't all just braun, but he has a deft touch as well at times. He's in a real battle to hold serve in the sixth game...

 

First test for Kyrgios 15-30 down...but he goes wide with his second serve and draws the error. You can't help but be impressed with how he's handled the big moments at Wimbledon so far. Faces another break point...the serve gets him out of it again, goes to deuce. Now a double fault gives Raonic another break point. Woody thinks Nick is rushing things a little bit...

So it's still the battle of the serve, with most punters predicting that will decide who wins this match...

 

 

 

Looks like Tennis ACT boss Ross Triffitt not happy with the singing effort of the Fanatics. Not sure what Ross expects of a tour group, the Welsh choir? Oh, he does...

Reckon Nick's coach Simon Rea might want to get his young charge to give the drop shot away for a little while. He missed a few against Nadal and gives Raonic the first break point of the match with another one. But his serve gets the former Daramalan College student out of it and it's 2-all...

Real contrasting looks here: on one hand you've got Nick "Wild Thing" Kyrgios, with his Zorroesque slashes shaved into his hair, while Raonic is your picture-perfect private school lad who struggles to melt butter with his mouth. Still on serve at 2-1...

Raonic holds serve in the opening game and we now wait to see how Nick's big weapon is firing today. He was just remarkably consistent in yesterday's game, getting more than 90% of first serves in when the game was there to be won. He holds to love and we're 1-all in the first set...

We saw yesterday Nick got off to a brilliant start. Got his big serve going and was able to put Rafa's serve under pressure from the get go. Jim Courier said earlier that Raonic would pose a different problem for Nick, who would need to be a lot more patient against the hard-hitting Canuck. Raonic taken to deuce in this opening game...

OK kids, here we go! strap on your duna and gett ready for what will hopefully be another wild ride with young Nick Kyrgios. Booming start for Raonic's serve, let's hope that doesn't keep up for too long....

Lucky for Nick his chosen sport is tennis - he wouldn't be allowed to wear those hot pink Dr Dre headphones is he was playing at the World Cup currently going on over in Brazil. Apparently players wearing non-FIFA endorsed gear on their ears cuts into soccer's governing body's slush fund...

Good to see that Channel 7 has jumped onto the bandwagon of drawing comparisons with Boris Becker's 1985 Wimbledon victory when he was just 17, which was on yesterday's blog for Nick's historic win over Rafael Nadal yesterday. Good to see they're reading!

Hello from the Super Couch! Finally the curtain raiser between Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic has come to an end and we're waiting for the main event between Canberra's Nick "Wild Thing" Kyrgios and Canadian Milos Raonic. I enjoyed a wonderful night last night over at Nick's house where his mum Nill was host to friends and family. I've left them in peace to enjoy the night on their own as Nick pushes for a spot in the Wimbledon semi-finals...

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his Gentlemen's Singles quarter-final match against Marin Cilic of Croatia.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his Gentlemen's Singles quarter-final match against Marin Cilic of Croatia. Photo: Getty Images

And that's a wrap! No 1 seed Novak Djokovic has beaten Marin Cilic 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-2, clearing the court for tonight's main event.

Here's hoping Nick Kyrgios gets to reprise his victory dance on court 1 tonight!

Meanwhile, Roger Federer is under pressure from Stan Wawrinka, losing the first set 3-6 and heading for a tie-break in the second.

Novak Djokovic seems determined to help Australia's excitement build - or rob us of sleep - by taking his quarter final to a fifth set.

He has leveled the match at two-sets apiece with Marin Cilic 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2.

Here's hoping this set is a quick one!

While you're waiting for Novak and Marin to get off No.1 court so the main event can get under way, why don't you relive THAT shot Kyrgios hit against world No.1 Rafael Nadal in their round-of-16 clash yesterday...

Marin Cilic of Croatia reacts during his men's singles quarter-final tennis match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

Marin Cilic of Croatia reacts during his men's singles quarter-final tennis match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photo: Reuters

19-year-old wild card Nick Kyrgios of Australia is set to take on Canada's Milos Raonic on Wimbledon's Court 1 after the match between number 1 seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Marin Cilic of Croatia.

Cilic currently leads the match 2 sets to 1, heading into the start of the fourth set.

Meanwhile, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria defeated reigning Wimbledon champion Andy Murray of the UK in their quarter-final match 6-1, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2. Roger Federer is now playing Stan Wawrinka on centre court.

 

Sort comments by:
  • It's a bit tough to make him play again in less than twenty four hours. Well done Nick but now the really hard work of dealing with the weight of expectation begins. Good luck!

    Commenter
    Slewfoot
    Location
    Frankston
    Date and time
    July 03, 2014, 6:55AM
  • 'Mr.Raonic just gave you a bath in class Mr Kyrgios. Bogans again prevalent. A mild mannered tennis player that had everything. (Raonic) To see Hewitt sitting next the well dressed Ken Rosewall. Schools out; no class. It was a fluke to beat Mr. Nadal. Learn to have grace at Wimbledon Australia. For it's older than us.'

    Commenter
    tommyzee
    Date and time
    July 03, 2014, 5:12AM
  • I'm a Canuck who has been living in Oz for 17 years. Right now in Toronto barracking for Nick and getting glares...but I DON"T CARE! Go Nick Go! Loving your commentary :)

    Commenter
    I celebrate both ways!
    Location
    Toronto
    Date and time
    July 03, 2014, 3:29AM
  • For the Nadal - Kyrgios match you had two good commentators, Tim Henman and John McEnroe, so why did we need to have an ignoramus - McIntosh (new to me) in with them?? He referred to Nadal's Uncle Tony as "Nadal's Father"!!. Where has he been the last 10 years? Certainly nowhere near tennis. All he could do was read out the score which we can do perfectly well ourselves thank you! In common with the dire Andrew Cotter, who once said that players receive THREE additional challenges in the tie break(!), we would rather have no commentary at all than have to mute the sound when they are on and miss the on-court calls!

    Commenter
    Tim on the Wold
    Location
    Stow on the Wold
    Date and time
    July 02, 2014, 11:40PM
  • Any start times available ? I am really looking forward to watching this kid play.

    Commenter
    Moggoid
    Location
    Phuket
    Date and time
    July 02, 2014, 11:23PM

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.