Controversial Australian tennis pro Nick Kyrgios has reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. The 27-year-old defeated American Brandon Nakashima 4:6.6:4.7:6 (2),3:6.6:2 on Monday and showed his calmer side. Kyrgios now meets Chilean Cristian Garin, who defeated Australian Alex de Minaur 2:6.5:7.7:6(3),6:4.7:6(10: 6) prevailed. For Garin it is the first Grand Slam quarterfinals of his career.
Also in the quarterfinals is the American Taylor Fritz, who shot down the Australian qualifier and Novak conqueror Jason Kubler in three sets 6:3.6:1.6:4.
Kyrgios occasionally complained about shoulder problems on Center Court and after brilliant moments also allowed himself phases of weakness. His third-round duel with Stefanos Tsitsipas caused a stir because both players had been warned for offenses and then blamed each other. Kyrgios has been criticized for wild insults against the referees. Against the 20-year-old Nakashima, however, he showed his best side and did not deliver any coarser emotional outbursts. 31 aces also paved the way for his success.