Wimbledon, England: Until the evening shadows fell on Centre Court Tuesday, the last time a teenager beat a No. 1 player at a Grand Slam event was at the 2005 French Open. The winner was Rafael Nadal, over Roger Federer, a couple of days after Nadal's 19th birthday.
Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old wild-card entrant from Australia, joined Nadal in that club Tuesday by beating him in the fourth round of Wimbledon. (Also read: Nick Kyrgios inspired to beat Nadal by mother's barb)
All limbs and panache, Kyrgios battered Nadal with big serves, boundless reach and boyish enthusiasm. Ranked No. 144 in the world, but rising fast, Kyrgios looked immune to the pressure. Rather than succumb to Nadal's stonewall defense, as most opponents eventually do, he relentlessly attacked it, building strength and confidence on the way to a 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory.