Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios topples idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in electric clash

Posted January 20, 2018

There was no bad blood between the players, with Tsonga sharing a warm embrace with Kyrgios at the net.

"On the set point in between the first serve and the second, the guy was talking to me and telling me, "you are under pressure now, you are under pressure now", when I was bouncing my balls", Tsonga explained.

"That's it. I lost it and it (drove) me a little bit insane". 'It's not fair. It's not fair.

"I like the atmosphere when two sets of the crowd are going against each other, it's just when it crosses the line when you're in the middle of a rally and you're literally about to make contact and they make sound on objective", he said.

Here's a big problem Tsonga needs to solve.

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"You have to go through it, you have to play these matches".

"I'm assuming it's Nick who wants to play on Laver". "I have got a tough match against Grigor Dimitrov now. I got it for free".

So many times I have opportunities, I have possibility to lead and take the score. Five-time major victor Maria Sharapova and former Australian and U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber are playing each other Saturday. Of course, there is always something technically to make better. "That's what I did today".

"These are most important matches when things are not working and I am able to find a way", Dimitrov, 26, said. Then he was solid, no, nothing to say'.

But he raised his game again in the clinches of the tiebreak, pounding a return at set point that ricocheted harmlessly off Tsonga's racquet.

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"If Nick thinks he has a serious chance to win a major, he does need to stop playing doubles", the American told Channel Seven. With his game already, he can do some damage.

After the prank the same man wrote: "Brooo OMG I can't believe you actually did it HAHAHA my f***in boy!" I think he's got it. I mean, like us.

The cries appear to just be a nonsensical howl rather than any particular words, but were enough to earn the unwanted attention of the players, crowd and security. "Why not play even better in the next round".

The heat wasn't a factor for Rafael Nadal this time against Damir Dzumhur, despite the searing temperature causing trouble for players earlier Friday at the Australian Open.

One video titled "Public dare challenge" sees Zhu and some fellow pranksters dressed in nappies walking through a Melbourne mall and singing Christmas carols, another shows him making a mess in a book store by jumping onto a display shirtless and wearing a G-string.

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