When Nick Kyrgios overcame a sluggish beginning to defeat dependable American Brandon Nakashima in five sets on Wimbledon’s Centre Court on Monday, he advanced to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal in seven years.
Due to Kyrgios’s rage, the court The Australian, whose one victory over fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas is still making headlines, was in fine form in front of the Royal Box as he battled to a 4-6, 6-4 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2 victory.
The unseeded Chilean Cristian Garin is waiting for Kyrgios in the round of eight, giving him the chance to improve on his initial Wimbledon quarterfinal performance from 2014.
After the chaos of Saturday, when Kyrgios was accused of being a bully by Tsitsipas, he let his tennis speak for him against the 20-year-old Nakashima.
He hardly spoke a word in rage throughout the match, which lacked the fireworks usually associated with the Australian.