Nakashima in the round of 16 for the first time
For Brandon Nakashima, this tournament is already a huge success. In his sixth Grand Slam, the 20-year-old reached the round of 16 for the first time, having previously only reached the third round once in Paris. Nakashima has already won three titles on the Challenger Tour, but these Wimbledon Championships are by far his greatest success to date. The American was particularly impressive in round two when he knocked out Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who was number 13, in four sets. Nakashima then earned his duel with Kyrgios with an easy win in three sets against the Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan.
Always dangerous on grass
It’s no longer a secret that Nick Kyrgios can annoy the big ones. Especially on grass, the 27-year-old is always good for surprises with his strong serve and consistently aggressive style of play. Kyrgios has already served 68 aces again, making him the second most in the tournament. In 2014 he was already in the quarterfinals here and thus achieved his best Grand Slam result. Now he could make it into the top eight at Wimbledon for the second time.
Kyrgios divides the tennis world
Nick Kyrgios is once again in his element at Wimbledon. The eccentric Australian provokes and scolds, always goes too far, but also plays great tennis on his favorite surface. After the bumpy five-set start against Paul Jubb, “Quick Nick” initially gave the seeded Serb Filip Krajinović a full six games before he was able to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas, fifth in the world rankings, in a dramatic fight in round three. Following an extremely heated duel, both players were fined for unsportsmanlike conduct. Kyrgios had better control of his nerves and won in four sets.
Hello and welcome to the second week of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships! In the men’s competition, the four remaining round of 16 games will be played today. Bad Boy Nick Kyrgios meets American Brandon Nakashima on Center Court from around 2:30 p.m.