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Nick Kyrgios Achieves Incredible Win in Round 2

27 June 2014

Day four of Wimbledon saw a career-defining win for young Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98) as he triumphed over No.13 seed Richard Gasquet in a five-set match that lasted nearly four hours. Coming back from two sets down, Nick excelled in the final three. With the cheers of fellow Australians that came to support the young tennis player behind him, Nick began to come in strong with his super-human serves and intimidating forehands. The rising star managed to hit 86 winners and 21 aces—with his last ace sealing the match, and his victory. But Nick’s most impressive feat was saving nine match points and going on to take the Grand Slam match—a feat not achieved at Wimbledon since 1966, and Nick being the youngest member in the men’s main draw further magnifies this achievement. The Australian took the match at 3-6 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 10-8, moving on to round 3. “I played some unbelievable tennis today. He was coming up with some really good shots as well ... there's plenty of opportunities he could have taken. I came out on top, I'm really happy,” commented Nick in a quote from the official Wimbledon website.

Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO) is demonstrating greatly improved grass court performance at this year’s Wimbledon, proceeding to round 3 after defeating Yen-Hsun Lu. Wawrinka hit 56 winners and 13 aces, taking the match at 7-6(6) 6-3 3-6 7-5. Stan had this to say about his victory on the official Wimbledon website, “I had a wild card into Queen’s so I’ve been playing on grass for almost three weeks now and I’m feeling really confident with my game. I think that made a big difference.”

Expertly navigating the grass courts of the All England Club, Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, POLYTOUR SPIN) won against Karolina Pliskova in straight sets. Sabine controlled the first set confidently, hitting 13 winners and three aces. The second set proved to be closer, with the match coming to 6-5 after Sabine broke two times in a row, with her taking the match using her trademark serve. The matched ended at 6-3 7-5. On the official Wimbledon website, Sabine was asked about her prospects for this year’s tournament, “To be honest I don’t think about it. It’s in the back of my mind that I’ve always done so well here. In the previous five years I’ve always played great tennis here. It gives you confidence and also to have so much support from the crowd is amazing.” With that confidence, she ascends up the ranks of the tournament.

Furthermore in women’s singles, world No.7 and Germany’s No.1 Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100) defeated England’s No.1 Heather Watson 6-2 5-7 6-1, and Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98) won against Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN).


*Photo of Sabine taken at Wimbledon 2013

Tournament Results [Wimbledon 2014, Day 4]

Men’s Singles [Round 2]

[5]Stan Wawrinka (VCORE Tour G, SHT-PRO)(SUI) def. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) 7-6(6) 6-3 3-6 7-5

[W]Nick Kyrgios (EZONE Ai 98)(AUS) def. [13]Richard Gasquet (FRA) 3-6 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 10-8

Women’s Singles [Round 2]

[19]Sabine Lisicki (VCORE Tour 97, POLYTOUR SPIN)(GER) def. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-3 7-5

[9]Angelique Kerber (VCORE Xi 100)(GER) def. Heather Watson (GBR) 6-2 5-7 6-1

[11]Ana Ivanovic (EZONE Ai 98)(SRB) def. Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN) 6-4 6-0

Vera Zvonareva (RUS) def. Donna Vekic (VCORE Xi 100)(CRO) 6-4 6-4

Women’s Doubles [Round 1]

[9]Zheng Jie (EZONE Ai 98POLYTOUR SPIN)(CHN)/Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) def. Varvara Lepchenko (USA)/Saisai Zheng (CHN) 7-5 7-5

[1]Su-Wei Hsieh (RDS002 Tour, POLYTOUR PRO 130/TOUR SUPER SOLID-X 125)(TPE)/ Shuai Peng (CHN) def. Darija Jurak (CRO)/Megan Moulton-Levy (USA) 6-2 7-5