Nick Kyrgios was dumped out of Wimbledon in surprising circumstances as Kei Nishikori sprung a huge shock on the final day of the first week.
The Aussie was tipped to be one of the dark horses to win the title, but fell to the little fancied Japanese ace.
Grass has always been Nishikoris weakest surface, while its considered to be Kyrgios strongest – but the 24th seed maintained his unbeaten record against the 23-year-old with a 6-1 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 win.
Kyrgios admitted he never settled in the match, and confessed he was pissed off after panicking.
As soon as I got out there, I just didnt feel good, he said. I dont know what it was. I mean, he played well. I always find it tough playing him. But, yeah, I didnt play well today.
I was pretty uptight. A lot of nerves. I just struggled with a lot of things today. I just never settled. Obviously getting broken first game didnt help me. I just kind of panicked. Everything kind of just went south, I guess.
I just never settled. Like, I just didnt feel — I dont know. I never felt settled. I was struggling. I didnt serve well. I didnt feel good from the ground. I almost couldnt move. My footwork was terrible. Just a bad day, I guess.
He played well, though. He returned really well. Most guys arent getting a racquet or putting balls back in off my serve most of the time. He was returning well.
I mean, Im disappointed. Like Im pissed off, of course. Like I wanted to do well. Not much I can do really. Yeah, I mean, its disappointing. It is what it is right now.
Nishikori was delighted with his own display as he matched his best performance at the All England Club.
I was returning really well even though it was really dark – I wasnt able to see the ball in the last few days, the Japanese told the BBC after the match.
I was talking to Nick before the match saying there was no way we were going to finish the match today, it was a little bit of a surprise for me.
I think my serve was doing really well and I was returning very well, Im sure that was the best game [on grass] in my life maybe.