Best Reactions on Twitter, 'Shot of the Year' Video in Nick Kyrgios' Upset of Rafael Nadal in 2014 Wimbledon

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By James Patrick Quizon | July 2, 2014 6:08 AM EST

An star was born in the 2014 Wimbledon Championships after Australian Nick Kyrgios defeated World No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain in the Round of 16 in four sets, 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

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Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts during his men's singles tennis match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 1, 2014.

As expected, like in any huge upset in any sport, fans took to Twitter to share their reaction and admiration for the unheralded player who qualified in Wimby via the wildcard.

A few others chimed in with this guy regretting that he watched the Argentina vs. Switzerland match in Brazil rather than the shocker in London:

And more others admitting that for about two hours, tennis is better than soccer:

Before Kyrgios clinched the victory over Nadal, the player ranked 144th in the world would attempt (and make) an uber-confident between-the-legs shot that shocked Nadal (and excited the world):

What’s the fuss about? Watch the “shot of the year” by the Australian teenage sensation (Video courtesy: Wimbledon/YouTube)

With the victory over Nadal, Kyrgios advanced to the quarterfinals where he’ll meet Milos Raonic of Canada. How far will the 19-year-old Aussie go in the 2014 Wimbledon Championships?

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Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts during his men's singles tennis match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London July 1, 2014.
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