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Rising Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios rates his incredible come-from-behind fourth round Australian Open win against Andreas Seppi over his shock triumph over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last year.
The 19-year-old sealed a spot in the Australian Open quarter-finals in a thrilling five-set win over the Italian after coming back from two sets down.
Kyrgios’ win over Nadal at Wimbledon put the Canberra-born star’s name up in lights, but he said Sunday’s win over Seppi felt “a bit better”.
“I think this one, it feels a bit better, honestly,” he was quoted by AAP.
“There was a lot of expectation coming into this tournament.
“I was obviously out for a couple weeks before Sydney. I wasn’t expecting, you know, anything, especially not quarter-finals.
“It’s just massive, especially to do it in front of your home crowd.
“Hisense is an unbelievable court. I’d never played on it before. It’s definitely my favourite court now.”
Kyrgios will now face world number six Andy Murray for a place in the semi-finals.
Murray comes into the match off the back of a four-set win over Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov and is favourite to defeat the Australian.