"I need a glass of wine for sure tonight" - Kyrgios after epic five set win over Nakashima at Wimbledon
Nick Kyrgios is through to the Quarter-Finals of Wimbledon after a five set epic win over Brandon Nakashima on Centre Court as he utilised painkillers and crowd support to get over a shoulder injury and seal the win.
It was a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2 victory for the Aussie who says he will definitely need a glass of wine after that tie and heaped praise on his American opponent.
“Hell of an effort from Brandon," Kyrgios said in his on-court interview.
"He’s a hell of a player and he’s going to do some special things, that’s for sure.
“It wasn’t anywhere near my best performance level-wise, but super happy to get through. I fought really hard today and it was special stepping out here once again.
Nick Kyrgios survives 5-set thriller against Nakashima overcoming a shoulder injury in the process
“I played a lot of tennis in the last month and a half, and I’m proud of the way that I steadied the ship. He came back firing in the fourth set, his level didn’t drop.
"My five-set record is pretty good, I’ve never lost a five-set match here. That was what I was thinking about: I’ve been here before, I’ve done it before.
“I was really excited to play [Alex] de Minaur, to be honest. He has been flying the Aussie flag for so long. I came on court when he was two sets up, so I was expecting to play him, but I’m not even thinking about that.
"I need a glass of wine for sure tonight! For sure!