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Watch: Kyrgios hits mind-blowing shot against Nadal at Wimbledon

19-year-old Nick Kyrgios won the first set against world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in their fourth-round match at Wimbledon. Photo:

19-year-old Nick Kyrgios won the first set against world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in their fourth-round match at Wimbledon.

LONDON -- Nick Kyrgios certainly wasn't intimidated by the prospect of taking on No. 1 Rafael Nadal on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old Australian wildcard grabbed headlines last week when he saved nine match points to rally from two-sets to love down to beat No. 14 Richard Gasquet for his first top-15 victory. Now, he'll grab some more after hitting an audacios front-side tweener in the second set against Nadal.

The kid is a shot-maker:

Shot of the year? Some people seem to think so:

Kyrgios will be the youngest man in the top 100 on Monday. He told reporters that he believed he could win against the 14-time Grand Slam champion and armed with a big serve on grass, the youngster is backing his belief. He took the first set off Nadal in a tiebreak.

"Definitely I will take a lot of pride in the scoreline," Kyrgios said. "Of course I have nothing to lose out there. Anything is possible. I'm just going to go out there and play my game. I think that's definitely enough to be competitive."

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