Wimbledon 2014: Nick Kyrgios aims for top after Rafael Nadal win

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios set his sights on one day taking Rafael Nadal's world number one ranking after beating the Spaniard at Wimbledon.
Wildcard Kyrgios, 19, won 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 on his Centre Court debut and will play Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Former champion John McEnroe said Kyrgios could win the title this year and has high hopes for his future.
"I want to be the number one player in the world," said the Australian.
"That's my motivation. I've never had anything like this happen in my life."
Ranked 144, Kyrgios is the first man outside the top 100 to beat a world number one at a Grand Slam since Jim Courier lost to Andrei Olhovskiy in 1992.
Kyrgios has spent much of this year on the lower Challenger circuit, winning a title in Nottingham on the eve of Wimbledon after losing to world number 185 John Patrick Smith the week before.
"It's just extraordinary," said Kyrgios. "I'd never think after that match I'd be in the quarters of Wimbledon three weeks later."

Route to the final

Bottom half of draw:
If Nick Kyrgios beats Milos Raonic on Wednesday, he will face winner of Roger Federer v Stan Wawrinka in Friday's semi-finals
Top half of draw:
Winner of Andy Murray against Grigor Dimitrov will play Novak Djokovic or Marin Cilic in the other semi

- BBC.com


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