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Australia has a new king on the tennis court.

19-year-old Nick Kyrgios has pulled off an incredible upset by beating world number one Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.

As the youngest man in the competition who also happens to be ranked 144th in the world, Kyrgios was strong throughout the whole game, holding his ground and beating the Spaniard 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 in just under three hours.

Australia's newest tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios 

Nadal was gracious in his defeat, adding he didn't feel as though he played badly against Kyrgios.

I was better in the first and third sets but I wasn't able to convert my opportunities.  He was better at the other times.  He did the things he needed to do to win on grass better than me.  I congratulate him.  For me?  The beach.

The win sees Kyrgios become the first teenager to defeat a world number one at a grand slam since Nadal himself did it against Roger Federer in 2005 at Roland Garros.

While Kyrgios would love to celebrate, he's staying focused ahead of his next match tonight against Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic.

No doubt, while Kyrgios stays 'in the zone' - the rest of our sports mad country can go wild!


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