Greek–Australian Nikos Kyrgios’ hopes of reaching the Wimbledon semifinals ended on Wednesday after losing 3-1 (6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6) to Canadian Milos Raonic. Kyrgios gave another fantastic exhibition, but lost due to fatigue and lack of experience. Despite his loss, he is now in the world’s top 70, from number 144 prior to his win against Rafael Nadal. Before Wimbledon, Kyrgios had won only three career matches on the ATP Tour and at the start of last year found himself down in 838th position!
The 19 year-old, the youngest player in the tournament, was proud of his effort: “I thought I played a strong first set. I just couldn’t maintain that level. What Milos brought today was something special. It was such a great achievement beating Nadal,” he said. “That’s something that no one can take away from me. I’m always going to have that now. I drew a lot of confidence out of that.”
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