Kyrgios stuns Nadal, Federer breezes through
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Kyrgios stuns Nadal, Federer breezes through

Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon hopes came to an end in the fourth round as Nick Kyrgios pulled off one the biggest shocks in tournament history.

Kyrgios became only the second player from outside the top 100 to beat a world number one at a grand slam event, claiming a stunning 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 success.

The Australian wildcard racked up 37 aces and 70 winners in the contest, with the usually resilient Nadal - a two-time All England Club champion - failing to find an answer to the firepower of the 19-year-old.

After losing the first set for the fourth straight match, Nadal took the second and looked to be on his way to another comeback.

However, Kyrgios produced a magnificent display of composure, retaking the advantage on a tie-break before finally breaking Nadal's serve in the fourth and wrapping things up with a fitting ace to set up a quarter-final clash with Milos Raonic.

Raonic ensured his place in the last eight by fighting back from a set down to overcome Kei Nishikori 4-6 6-1 7-6 (7-4) 6-3.

The Canadian responded magnificently to falling behind to his Japanese counterpart, producing 35 aces and 66 winners to set up what looks to be an intriguing meeting with Kyrgios.


Nadal's involvement in Wimbledon may have come to an end, but seven-time champion Roger Federer continues to surge through the draw, sealing his progression with a 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory over Spain's Tommy Robredo.

Robredo had beaten Federer in the same stage of last year's US Open, but Federer quickly ensured there would be no repeat by sealing a dominant victory in just one hour and 34 minutes, continuing his run of not dropping a set in the tournament so far.

Federer's reward for seeing off Robredo is a mouth-watering all-Swiss clash with Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka.

Wawrinka made sure of a place in the quarter-finals of the grass-court grand slam for the first time with a relatively straightforward 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 triumph against Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

It was an excellent all-round performance from the world number three, who totalled 31 aces and 55 winners with just eight unforced errors to keep his prospects of a second grand slam title alive.

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