Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios reaches maiden Grand Slam semi-final after outclassing Cristian Garin

Wimbledon 2022: Nick Kyrgios, who had beaten Stefanos Tsitsipas earlier in the tournament, reached his maiden Grand Slam singles semi-final, after beating Chile’s Christian Garin in straight sets on Wednesday.

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Wimbledon 2022: Showman Nick Kyrgios reaches maiden Grand Slam semi-final (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nick Kyrgios defeated Christian Garin in straight sets in quarters
  • Kyrgios reached his maiden Grand Slam singles semi-final
  • Kyrgios had won the Australian Open doubles title with Thanasi Kokkinakis in 2022

Australian showman Nick Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam semi-final after putting on a spotless performance against Christian Garin, a World No. 43 from Chile, in the quarter-final on Court One on Wednesday, July 6.

8 years after reaching his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final on the same grass courts of London, Kyrgios clinched a berth in the semi-final. The unseeded Australia star awaits the winner of the first quarter-final between 2nd seed Rafael Nadal and 11th seed Taylor Fritz.

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Nick Kyrgios needed only 2 hours and 13 minutes to beat Garin 6-4, 6-3, 7-6. The Australian star sat on his sat, slowly soaking in the applause from the Wimbledon crowd after achieving a significant milestone.

There is no doubting Kyrgios’s talent but the mercurial tennis star has always finished on the wrong side of the results due to his inability to focus for longer durations, especially in Grand Slams. However, at the SW19 over the last two weeks, Kyrgios has put on a complete show, managing to stay calm and composed in the most difficult situations.

The Australian needed 5 sets to overcome a stern from Brandon Nakashima in the Round of 16. The World No. 40 clinched one of his biggest wins when he dumped out 4th seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in an ill-tempered match on Centre Court.

It has been a breakthrough year for Kyrgios as he had won his maiden doubles Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, partnering his compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis in January.

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