Best Reactions on Twitter, 'Shot of the Year' Video in Nick Kyrgios' Upset of Rafael Nadal in 2014 Wimbledon
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.
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.
He came, He saw, He conquered. #respect#krygios#Wimbledon
— RAMEEZ RAJA (@r4rameez) July 1, 2014
Krygios...is the future!!! — Ricardo Tisci (@reggie_pop) July 1, 2014
Nick Krygios is the future of tennis Australia. Putting up an amazing fight against Nadal!
— Luke Brooks (@luke_brooks) July 1, 2014
Amazing win by Krygios! Such fight, and could show Tomic a thing or two about professionalism. Well done sir! — Edward Rosier (@edrosier) July 1, 2014
Disappointed I wayched the football rather than the tennis. Stunning #Krygios
— Adam Pothecary (@naddogg5) July 1, 2014
And more others admitting that for about two hours, tennis is better than soccer:
The nadal match is 10 times more exciting than the argentina game. Nick Krygios is a machine — Ryan Monks (@Ryan_Monksy) July 1, 2014
— Corrie Corfield (@corrie_corfield) July 1, 2014
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):
That shot from Krygios was insane 19 years old and pulling that out against Nadal!! #DifferentGravy
— Jake Young (@2YoungJake) July 1, 2014
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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