New Delhi: Known for his banters against the Australian cricket team on social-media, former England captain Michael Vaughan on Tuesday hailed Andy Murray's win over local boy Nick Kyrgios in the Australian Open.
Vaughan congratulated the Briton over his straight sets win and said it was a pleasure to watch the Aussies losing in front of home crowd.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 27, 2015
Murray, who defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday, continued his good run as he rushed past Kyrgios in straight sets.
Despite an extraordinary support from the home crowd, Kyrgios couldn't repeat the magic and was knocked out 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.
The 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios saved a match point in his fourth-round triumph over Andreas Seppi and emerged victorious 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5). With the win, Kyrgios became the youngest Australian Open men’s quarter-finalist in almost a quarter of a century.
Murray will now lock horns with Tomas Berdych in their quarter-final match on Thursday.
The Czech caused a major upset earlier in the day when he knocked out Rafael Nadal in straight sets.