Watch Aussie teen’s amazing shot that helped topple Nadal

July 1, 2014

Nick Kyrgios of Australia serves during his Gentlemen’s Singles fourth round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2014 in London, England. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Nineteen-year-old Nick Kyrgios did a lot of things right en route to his surprising Wimbledon ouster of 14-time Grand Slam champ Rafael Nadal. But his most impressive moment had to be a through-the-legs effort that turned into a drop-shot winner. The successful bit of razzle-dazzle could only have boosted the Australian teen’s confidence, and he went on to beat one of the heavy favorites, 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, despite the fact that this is the first time Kyrgios has participated in the legendary tournament.

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Des Bieler · July 1, 2014