Wimbledon: Nick Kyrgios told to ‘stop moaning’ by spectator after awful challenge

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Nick Kyrgios reached the quarter finals of Wimbledon for the first time since 2014 after victory over Brandon Nakashima on Centre Court.

The Australian was much more subdued than he was during his third round clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas, but the match was still a classic.

It went all the way between Kyrgios and the American, with the Aussie eventually getting over the line in the deciding set.

He lost the opening set 6-4, before rattling off the next two sets 6-4 7-6 (7-2). The fourth set was won by Nakashima 6-3 to set up an enthralling climax.

Kyrgios blitzed through the set, winning it 6-2 to make his first Wimbledon quarter final since he reached this stage in 2014 as a 19-yearold wildcard where he stunned us all knocking out Rafael Nadal.

There were fears for the Aussie during the match though, early on he was holding his shoulder and had the physio on court in the second set to massage his shoulder. He took painkillers and managed to continue.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 04: Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates a point against Brandon Nakashima of United States of America during their Men’s Singles Fourth Round match on day eight of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Despite the clash being much more subdued, there were still some examples of the hot head Kyrgios coming out to play.

He made an awful challenge call before going on to blame the umpire for it to which one spectator decided to get involved.

The fan shouted ‘stop moaning’ at the Aussie who surprisingly didn’t bite back and continued with the game after losing and wasting a challenge.

After the game, Kyrgios was delighted with his performance, saying: “To sit here in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon, feeling good, feeling composed, feeling mature, having good people around me, I’m extremely blessed.”

He certainly was much more composed than his third round match, setting up a quarter final clash with Cristian Garin on Wednesday.

In typical Kyrgios fashion, he was on the wind up in his interview, retorting with a huge grin: “I have a massive chip on my shoulder. Like I sit here now in quarter-finals Wimbledon again, and I just know there’s so many people that are so upset.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 04: Nick Kyrgios of Australia waves to the crowd after winning against Brandon Nakashima of United States of America during their Men’s Singles Fourth Round match on day eight of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 04, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

When eluding to his shoulder injury, he said: “I woke up after playing Tsitsipas and had some shoulder pain. I almost knew that it was time for my body to start feeling some niggles. I think that’s normal. At this time in the event I don’t think anyone is feeling 100%.”

Whether you love him or hate him, Kyrgios is certainly providing us with incredible entertainment at the All England Club.

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