LONDON, July 2 (Agencies): Remember the name: Nick Kyrgios. The 19-year-old wildcard, playing at Wimbledon for the first time ever, put on a blistering display for the Centre Court crowd as he downed world No.1 and second seed Rafael Nadal 7-6(5), 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3.
The last teenager to beat a top-ranked player in the world at a slam? Nadal - against Roger Federer on his French Open debut in 2005. This was a performance of similar stature.
There were no excuses for Nadal, who for the third year in a row failed to reach the quarter-finals at the All England Club. He was simply outplayed on the most famous rectangle of grass in tennis.