Kyrgios motivated to take over from Nadal as World No.1


London, July 2 : After his match-winning performance against 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon on Tuesday, Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios has said he would like to be world number one some day.

 Wildcard Kyrgios, 19, won 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 on his Centre Court debut, against Nadal, and will play Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The BBC quoted Kyrgios, as saying that he was very motivated to be the number one player in the world.

Currently ranked 144 in world tennis, Kyrgios is the first man outside the top 100 to beat a world number one at a Grand Slam since Jim Courier lost to Andrei Olhovskiy in 1992.

He said that while he is grounded in his thoughts, he was hoping to win Wimbledon this year.

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