King Kyrgios defeats Nadal to reach Wimbledon quarter finals

AUSTRALIAN teenage tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has done the unthinkable, downing world No.1 Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.

In one of the biggest upsets in the Grand Slam’s history, the Canberra local took just under three hours to take down the Spaniard 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 this morning.

The 19-year-old, who is the youngest man in the draw and is ranked world No.144, has smashed records in the process.


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According to NineMSN, Krygios is now the first teenager to defeat a world No.1 at a grand slam since Nadal did it against Roger Federer at the French Open in 2005.

He is also the first player ranked outside the top 100 to defeat a world No.1 at a grand slam since Andrei Olhovsky defeated Jim Courier at Wimbledon in 1992.

The wildcard is the youngest man to reach the last eight at Wimbledon since Gold Coaster Bernard Tomic in 2011 and the first to reach the quarter-finals on debut since Florian Mayer a decade ago.

Krygios will face Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic for a place in the semi-finals tomorrow morning (AEST).