Nick Kyrgios to face Rafael Nadal after winning Australian Open five-set classic

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Nick Kyrgios beats Karen Khachanov in Australian Open thriller

Nick Kyrgios has survived a gruelling five-set match against Russia's Karen Khachanov at the Australian Open to move through to a blockbuster clash with world number one Rafael Nadal in the round of 16.Nick Kyrgios had squandered a two sets to love lead, before sealing victory in a 10-point tiebreakKyrgios will face world number one Rafael Nadal in the fourth round

It was the longest match Kyrgios had played and he described the result as"one of the best wins" of his career, but said he thought he was down and out after Khachanov levelled at two sets all."It wasn't easy losing the third and losing the fourth after having match points. But my team, my support team, you guys willed me over the line.

 

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A superb game NickKyrgios . A hard faught match with sublime shots and aces, showmanship, skill and sportsmanship. Congratulations Nick.

Very good game Nick. Congrats.

Why does he applaud his opponent's play?

Well done NickKyrgios. Epic win. Can’t wait for your next match with RafaelNadal

Too strong for you Karen!! 😂

Buggar... with a bit of luck he’ll get pants next game...

Well done indeed NickKyrgios legendary effort! Wow AusOpen

Where the kygrios haters at now?

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