Nick Kyrgios beats Rafael Nadal in Mexican Open thriller

Crop Kyrgios is ranked 72 on this planet

Australia’s Crop Kyrgios saved three match facets earlier than beating Spaniard Rafael Nadal in a dramatic 2nd-spherical match on the Mexican Starting up in Acapulco.

World number two Nadal, taking part in his first tournament since shedding to Novak Djokovic in January’s Australian Starting up final, misplaced 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (8-6).

Kyrgios, 23, saved 9 ruin facets within the match and got here from 6-3 down within the third-situation tie-ruin.

He’s going to play Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka within the quarter-finals.

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World number two Nadal, 32, sent a backhand long to seal victory for Kyrgios, who fell to the flooring in social gathering following a match which lasted three hours and three minutes.

At the finish of the first situation, Kyrgios complained to a trainer about feeling unwell however acknowledged he did no longer wish to retire as he used to be wary of the backlash.

He saved four ruin facets within the ninth game of the 2nd situation, and an further 5 within the sixth game of the remaining situation.

Nadal, a 17-time Astronomical Slam champion, took simplest one among his 10 ruin point chances within the match.

Within the ladies’s draw, American top seed Sloane Stephens suffered a shock 6-3 6-3 defeat by Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia.

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