Dominant against Cristian Garin and winner in three sets, Nick Kyrgios qualifies for the semi-finals of Wimbledon and will take part in the last four of a Grand Slam for the first time.
Nick Kyrgios may be in the shape of his life! Semi-finalist in Stuttgart then in Halle for his return to competition with the start of the season on grass, the Australian will add one at Wimbledon this Friday. In effect, the Canberra native was able to take the upper hand over Cristian Garin in an almost one-sided duel. A meeting which however saw the 40th in the world take a false start with the break conceded white from the first game.
Not letting go, Nick Kyrgios first tightened the game on his entry before increasing the pressure on his opponent. Returning to three games everywhere, the Australian then made the difference at the very last moment. After dismissing two break points, he returned the favor to the Chilean with a white break to conclude this first set. Nick Kyrgios did not cut his effort, getting a break point from the start without however managing to convert it. It was only a postponement because, on a new shutout, the 40th player in the world took the lead.
A first Grand Slam semi-final ✅ @NickKyrgios defeats Cristian Garin 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(5)#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/irn1vbb7DP
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2022
Kyrgios focused to the end
Cristian Garin immediately tried to react but he was upset by his opponent, who didn’t give up. After saving a last break point, Nick Kyrgios did not hesitate long before adding to the score with the win in the second set. Back to the wall, the Chilean had to react so as not to leave Wimbledon at the gates of the last four. The 43rd in the world had his chance in the sixth game but the three break points he managed to get went up in smoke.
With the Australian not in a position to put his opponent in difficulty, the only logical conclusion was a decisive game. The two players exchanged mini-breaks but Cristian Garin may have thought he had done the hardest by leading five points to three. It was without counting on a catchy Nick Kyrgios until the end. Winning four consecutive points, the Australian put an end to the suspense (6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in 2h15 ‘) and became the first Australian to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals since Lleyton Hewitt in 2005.