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Canberran Nick Kyrgios stuns 13th seed at Wimbledon

By David O'Brian 27 June 2014 2

Be proud Canberra! Local boy Nick Kyrgios has pulled off a major upset overnight beating 13th seed Richard Gasquet in a five-set-marathon at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios came from two sets down and saved nine match points in what surely will go down as the win of his career.

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dungfungus 11:51 am 27 Jun 14

Holden Caulfield said :

It was a bloody good effort from Nick, albeit one with a few lucky breaks with line calls and net cords. He showed amazing mental strength to save so many match points, though, it was great theatre.

I really hope he does well. While his on court persona is quite arrogant at times, I’m assured by those who’ve come in contact with him that he’s a great kid. His post-match interview last night was pretty good, he seemed level-headed afterwards which was nice to see.

Hard luck for Gasquet as well, but kudos to both for providing such entertaining tennis.

Indeed, a great effort.
He reminds me very much of the young Leyton Hewitt who was an unknown until he flogged Andre Agassi in Adelaide..

Holden Caulfield 9:25 am 27 Jun 14

It was a bloody good effort from Nick, albeit one with a few lucky breaks with line calls and net cords. He showed amazing mental strength to save so many match points, though, it was great theatre.

I really hope he does well. While his on court persona is quite arrogant at times, I’m assured by those who’ve come in contact with him that he’s a great kid. His post-match interview last night was pretty good, he seemed level-headed afterwards which was nice to see.

Hard luck for Gasquet as well, but kudos to both for providing such entertaining tennis.

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