For the first time in more than 20 years, a player ranked outside of the Top 100 has defeated the World No. 1 in a Grand Slam Tournament. Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old Australian, didn’t just beat Rafael Nadal in his fourth-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday. He beat the world's best player with the year's best shot, going between-the-legs from the baseline on a winner. Like many of us, you're probably hearing about Kyrgios for the first time today. If so, the bandwagon loads from the back. For more on this story, check out the video above.
John McEnroe on #Kyrgios: "He's acting to me like he can win the whole tournament. The last guy that I saw like that was Boris Becker"— BBC Tennis (@bbctennis) July 1, 2014
19 year old Kyrgios is 1st player born in 1990s to beat Nadal. Kyrgios born April, 1995. @ESPNTennis— Chris McKendry (@CMCKENDRY_ESPN) July 1, 2014
Great stat: Kyrgios is the first teenager to beat a world no. 1 at a Slam since a certain Rafa Nadal beat Federer at Roland Garros in 2005.— Live Tennis (@livetennis) July 1, 2014