Tennis is a sport in which you don't lose the match until the last point. We have seen players turning around the game from the match-point and winning the match. Making a comeback is what makes the crowd and fans go wild.
Something similar happened yesterday in the Mexican Open where, arguably the most notorious player on tour, Nick Kyrgios came back from a set down to win the match 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(6).
The Australian didn't seem completely in-sync with his game in the first set, which was mainly because he was feeling sick. Once the first set was over, Kyrgios called out the trainer and said that he felt unwell but would play on as he feared the media would "blow it up".
The Kyrgios that we all have known for these many years has done what he has wanted without caring what the people would say. There have been many instances where he has forfeited the match just because he didn't want to go ahead with it. But surprisingly, here we witnessed a side of Kyrgios which we haven't seen ever before.
Despite feeling sick, he didn't quit and returned for the second set completely changing the momentum of the game. The revelling in the atmosphere caused a frustrated Nadal to call for the crowd to settle down.View this post on Instagram
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That request received backing from Kyrgios, but in a different manner where he screamed "shut up" to the crowd which eventually brought him a subsequent warning from the chair umpire.
But the warning didn't seem to affect the 23-year-old. He produced some fantastic shots throughout the second set and broke the Spaniard in the tie-breaker.
After calling for the trainer again between the second and third sets due to a sore back, Kyrgios went on to save five break points in the sixth game of the final set.
He once again fought over his weakness in the deciding tiebreak, particularly on the second match point when his volley caught the tape but toppled over and landed on the line.
The win against Rafa meant a lot to the Aussie as it was for the first time that he came back from behind to defeat the World No.2. This sole incident has definitely overshadowed all his nitty game antics and has made people praise him for his game.View this post on Instagram
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“Your setback is the platform for your comeback”. Vince Lombardi could have very well meant to say this about the champion mindset of Kyrgios.