“I only need a glass of wine”
Nick Kyrgios won the 4th round of a Grand Slam event for the third time in his career by defeating Brandon Nakashima in five sets. The Australian had obtained the same result in 2014 at Wimbledon, only one of the best versions of Milos Raonic managed to stop him on this occasion, and in 2015 in Melbourne.
The Australian had to deal with a shoulder problem but he handled the pain and finished the final and deciding set with ease. His next opponent will be Cristian Garin, who certainly took advantage of Matteo Berrettini’s package at the end of the table.
In the round of 16, the Chilean recovered from two sets to zero and canceled two match points in the last part of the match.
Kyrgios: “I just need a glass of wine”
During the post-match interview after the 4th round, Nick explained: “First of all, I would like to congratulate Brandon for his efforts.
He’s a hell of a player and he’s only 20 years old. He will do special things in the future, that’s for sure. It wasn’t my best performance, but I’m super happy to have overcome the difficulties. It was really hard.
The audience was great. It’s special to play on this pitch again. Shoulder problems? I’ve played a lot of games in the last month and a half, but I’m proud of the way I handled the game. My fifth set record is pretty good, I’ve never lost at Wimbledon in five sets.
Garine? I would have liked to face Alex de Minaur, honestly. When I entered the court, Alex was two sets ahead. I thought I would find him in the quarter-finals, but I don’t want to think about the next game. Him tonight, the only thing I need is a glass of wine.
In 2014 I made my Wimbledon debut and beat Rafael Nadal in the tournament. This thing came back to me during the game. Brandon didn’t play much on this court, I think it was his first time. This experience helped me.”