PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to reach third round of Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal is through to the third round of Wimbledon after earning a hard-fought win over Nick Kyrgios on Centre Court.

Two-time winner Rafa required three hours and three minutes to overcome his opponent, who battled back to level up at 1-1 but did not have enough to prevent the crowd favourite from progressing. With a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3) win, our champ notched up his 50th victory at Wimbledon

After the match, Rafa told BBC:

I was aware of everything [Kyrgios’s complaints to the umpire], I was just next to him. I don’t want to comment on this. It is tough to see some things on court sometimes. It is so difficult to win tie-breaks against Nick, but I was serving well.

Rafa will now face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Saturday.

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49 comments

  1. Kevin Anderson, world #8 BUT seeded #4 at Wimby just crashed out of his third round match vs Guido Pella. I hope Wimbledon is saying “Oops.”

    RAFAMAZING ROCKS

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    • Yes, à surprise 😕 shame for him but I think Rafa will .be pleased for PElla as he is a South American and he likes to see them do well in Europe. 😀 Anderson has affinity with England . Fiona in Paris

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    • You did it again with strength courage and humility!!! You are truly one of a kind🤗🤗🤗🤩🤩🤩😘😘

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  2. For such bad behavior,the companies that endorse him should cut him off. If his finances suffer maybe he’ll learn to be civil. What a stark contrast between him and Rafa!

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  3. Oh Rafa I’m so relieved like many others. I was getting very worried but I knew you would triumph in the end. It must have been so difficult when Kyrgios was messing around so congrats.you are so professional and a true asset to everyone who plays tennis. I dread the day when you stop!

    Many best wishes and love and keep it going!

    From your greatest fan!
    Jo

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  4. You made My Day! I was thrilled to see you beat Kyrgios today. He deserve a spanking for his attitude and poor sportsmanship. Admitting he purposely his Nadal with the ball, is beyond poor sportsmanship. The best won today. Vamos Rafa you’re the Boss!

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  5. Congratulations, Rafa! You rule! It is always a pleasure to watch you compete and play your heart out. You always play in the right way with the right intensity and motivation. Have a good recovery and I wish you all the best in round 3 against Jo Willy Tsongsa. Also glad Tsonga is back in the mix!

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  6. Huge congratulations Rafa . You fought very hard against a tough opponent.
    So proud of you and so happy you are into the third round.
    You are a true Champion.
    I have been a fan of yours for over sixteen years..
    The very best of luck against Tsonga .
    I hope you go on snd win the tournament.. xxx

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  7. Congratulations Rafa!🎉 You made me very happy and so proud😘 You did a fantastic job against an unpredictable opponent👍👏All the best and Vamos!🍀💪❤️

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    • Way to go Rafa i am so proud of u today you stood up and played well against a player that can serve very big, a guy who gets a lot of free points because of his huge serve u are the better players because u can make better shots then him because u know how to play the game much the smarter player . Way to go.

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