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Australia’s new ace carrying the hopes of a nation

Kyrgios grabbed his first win in front of fans in the posh seats, raising hopes among the locals he might Canada Goose Coats On Sale return there for the title match in nine days

IMAGE: Australia’s Nick canada goose coats on sale Kyrgios celebrates during Canada Goose Outlet his match against France’s Jo Wilfried Tsonga. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Nick Kyrgios toppled his Canada Goose sale childhood idol buy canada goose jacket Jo Wilfried Tsonga to bury his Rod Laver Arena canada goose clearance hoodoo and canadian goose jacket reach the fourth round of his home Australian Open on Friday.

Away from his favoured Hisense Arena where he draws energy from the raucous atmosphere, the 17th seed reined supreme in the tiebreaks, downing former finalist Tsonga 7 6(5), 4 6, 7 6(6), 7 6(5) on the floodlit centre court.

“I knew it was going canada goose jackets on sale to be an cheap Canada Goose incredibly tough match. I was very nervous going out there today,” Kyrgios told reporters after a riveting clash lasting three hours and 17 minutes.

“I knew my best chance was probably to get in a couple breakers. Tiebreaks kind of favour the big server.”

With men’s great Rod Canada Goose Jackets Laver and Hollywood actor Will Smith in the terraces, Kyrgios grabbed his first win in front of fans in the posh seats, raising hopes among the locals he might return there for Canada Goose Parka the title match in nine days.

Australia has waited 42 years for a new men’s champion, so expectations will rise again following Kyrgios’s canada goose coats impressive four set win, a third successive match without a major meltdown for the hot headed 22 year canada goose clearance sale old.

As the only native left in the draw, Kyrgios will carry the hopes of a nation into a blockbuster clash against Grigor Dimitrov, another supreme talent desperate to prove his major credentials.

IMAGE: France’s buy canada goose jacket cheap Jo Wilfried Tsonga talks with the umpire during his match against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios. Photograph: Thomas canada goose deals Peter/Reuters

The centre court pressure against the formidable Frenchman was a test of Kyrgios’s emotions and his frustrations did threaten to boil over on occasion.

After being broken in the second set, he returned to his chair fuming and yelled a foul mouthed lament for playing a match in the doubles tournament on Thursday instead of resting on a day of scorching heat.

Heavy legged, he lost the set to his childhood hero, who once signed autographs for a 12 year old Kyrgios during his run to the 2008 final at Melbourne Park.

Kyrgios recovered from the setback but couldn’t breach Tsonga’s serve and was left repeatedly flat footed by canada goose black friday sale the 15th seed’s exquisite volleying.

But he raised his game again in the clinches of the tiebreak, pounding a return at set point that ricocheted harmlessly off Tsonga’s racquet.

It was the Frenchman’s turn to grow testy and he took great exception to a heckler in the crowd after Kyrgios served out canada goose store the opening game of the fourth set to love.

Yelling in French at the offending fan, Tsonga ignored the chair umpire’s Canada Goose online warnings to calm down and was given a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct.

“The guy was talking to me and telling me, ‘you are under pressure now, you are under pressure now’, when I was bouncing my balls,” Tsonga told reporters.

“That’s it. I lost it and I drive a little bit crazy.”

The squall passed quickly, though, and he knuckled down to take Kyrgios into a third Canada Goose Online tiebreak, storming to a 5 2 lead after another charge to the net.

But the Australian roared back brilliantly, raising a match point by reeling Tsonga forward with a deftly placed drop shot and volleying his scooped recovery into an open court.

With tension at fever pitch, Tsonga surrendered by netting a forehand, leaving Kyrgios canada goose replica to soak up canada goose thunderous cheers. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.