Zee Media Bureau/ Suyash Srivastava
London: It was a big day in tennis history as Australian teen sensation Nick Kyrgios stunned Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Wimbledon 2014, with a 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 win.
Kyrgios`s victory was watched by celebrities from different sports, who hailed his phenomenal play, through micro-blogging site Twitter.
Australian team legend Shane Warne was one of the first to hail his compatriot after he had taken a one-set lead against Nadal.
You little beauty Nick Kyrgios !!! Well done on winning the first set against Raffa "permanent wedgie" Nadal !! ??
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) July 1, 2014
Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith and Chris Lynn, three of Australia`s young cricketers too lauded Kyrgios`s effort.
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) July 2, 2014
Waking up to news of @NickKyrgios beating Rafa! That Good!
— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) July 1, 2014
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) July 1, 2014
Tim Cahill – the Australian football star who made headlines for his skills in the FIFA World Cup 2014, also praised the 19-year-old.
— Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) July 1, 2014
While renowned Australian cricketers wished Kyrgios, stylish Indian right-hander Virat Kohli, who is also a big football fan, too expressed his views on Twitter.
Wildcard Nick Kyrgios just beat World No. 1 Nadal! Hats off. Well played champ.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 1, 2014
Prior to his win against Nadal, Kyrgios had defeated one famous player in Richard Gasquet. But his win against Nadal is a huge highlilght on his CV, and Australia would now expect Grand Slam titles from him in the years to come.