Nick Kyrgios reaches the second round of Wimbledon
LONDON: Nick Kyrgios establish a potential Wimbledon blockbuster with Rafael Nadal on Tuesday with a win 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 7-6 (12/10), 0-6, 6-1 over his Australian compatriot Jordan Thompson .
Kyrgios, who surprised Nadal as a 144 wild card in his tournament debut in 2014, made a typically scandalous and charismatic display at Court 3.
In a match where he threw 23 aces and 63 winners, the 24-year-old argued with the referee, collapsed on the net and played dead.
He also hit a service on the arm at the point set in the third set, shaped to mimic a forward defensive cricket shot and held a point running madly in a circle.
If the number two of the world Nadal defeat that of Japan. Yuichi Sugita Later on Tuesday, the two will meet only four months after Kyrgios defeated the Spaniard in a stormy clash in Acapulco.
It was his third win over Nadal in six games.
Nadal accused the Australian of not respecting in that game, while Kyrgios described the Spanish as salty.
On Tuesday, Kyrgios put on a brand screen.
After dropping the second set, he needed a doctor timeout for a leg injury before trying, and failing, finishing the third set with a serve under his arm.
Finally, he took the set in an eighth set point before conceding a fourth set of 18 minutes in which he accumulated only five points.
However, two breaks in a more composed decider put the tie.