AUSTRALIAN Wimbledon giant slayer, Nick Krygios, has fallen on his sword, following a tight turn-around.
The 19-year-old had just 24-hours from his triumphant four set win over Rafael Nadal in the fourth round before he faced 8th seed Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.
Fox Sports reports, the big-serving Canadian preyed on tiring Kyrgios to advance 6-7 (4-7) 6-2 6-4 7-6 (7-4) to a semi-final meeting with seven-time champion Roger Federer.
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Exhausted and frustrated at not being able to secure a last-four appointment with his idol Federer, the Canberra teen leaves Wimbledon knowing that he has the game to return and eventually win it.
The 19-year-old’s impressive Wimbledon campaign has seen his ranking rise from 144th to a career-high No 66.
Kyrgios also walks away with a prizemoney cheque of $432,000, almost doubling his career haul.
Federer reached his 35th grand slam semi-final — and ninth at Wimbledon — with a 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 6-4 win over fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka.