Kyrgios win over Federer ‘definitely the biggest win of my career’
7 May 2015 | 3:05pm
In a thoroughly entertaining match up with many twists and turns, GSC’s Aussie superstar Nick Kyrgios showed his star quality and ability to come up with the goods when it matters in Madrid. After breaking the number 1 seed in the first game, Nick was in control of the set until a late break drew Federer to a tie break, which he took 7-1.
The second set saw an early break for the 33 year old Swiss legend and at this point many others would have succumbed to the defeat but Nick battled on, breaking back and taking the second set tie-breaker to force a third and final set.
The third set was where both players came into their own game with Nick firing serves into the 17 time Grand Slam winner always taking time away from him. Federer was also serving wonderfully and both players looking to play a quick tempo – a trademark of both players. Another tie break came with Nick coming into the ascendency with his ground strokes and remaining at his best on serve.
In the tie break both player enjoyed match points, with momentum swinging each way. Defending a match point, Nick came up with a spectacularly executed and imaginative slice drop shot that RF couldn’t touch. Nick then went on to win the match after saving multiple match points and seeing many of his unconverted. The final score was 7-6 (7-2) 6-7 (7-5) 6-7 (14-12). Nick later described the win as ‘definitely the greatest win of my career’ beating ‘the greatest of all time’ after his victory last year at Wimbledon against Rafael Nadal. He said that he felt like he was watching rather than playing in the final set tie break, with many experts saying the ability to beat the best under pressure will carry him great distances in future years.