Johannesburg, June 30 :American teen tennis ace Nick Kyrgios is of the opinion that he can beat World No. 1 Rafael Nadal to send the Spaniard tumbling out of Wimbledon on Monday, as long as he steers clear of Canadian rapper Drake. The world No 144, who is making his debut at the All England Club, is relishing the prospect of facing the two-time champion and said that he has nothing to lose in the battle for a place in the quarterfinals.
According to Sport24, Kyrgios, who is widely tipped as a star of the future, said that he is overwhelmed with happiness, adding that he never thought that he would be seeing Nadal in his fourth round Wimbledon in his 19th year. Kyrgios, who listens to music when he walks on court to get himself in the mood, also feels that he can cause an upset at Wimbledon by beating Nadal, but said that he might avoid playing someDrake before facing the Spaniard.
The 19-year-old advanced to the fourth round after beating Jiri Vesily, his fellow former junior world number one, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday.