wimbledon14kyrgios_gasquet

wimbledon14kyrgios_gasquet

Points won by each set: [ 20-31, 45-46, 32-27, 38-35, 61-61 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
29 % Kyrgios – 63 of 211
36 % Gasquet – 67 of 185

The first hour didn’t indicate that the second round encounter on Court No. 2 between an experienced Gasquet [14] and a novice Kyrgios [144] would go to the record books. They’d faced each other once before, Gasquet won it easily 3-0 and another similar match seemed probable as the Frenchman led 5:3* (30/0) in the 2nd set. Kyrgios broke back in the following game, and from that moment almost to the end, the match was exceptionally tight. Gasquet was two points away from a 4-set win as he led 5:4* (30/0) – Kyrgios played a couple of good backhands then. In the deciding set, the 19-year-old Australian saved nine match points (equaled Grand Slam record) on serve in four different games, including 0/40 at 4:5! On majority of those match points, Kyrgios served to Gasquet’s better side – backhand. The ninth match point it was too much for the 28-year-old Frenchman – he lost the last 11 points including his 9th match point. Kyrgios finished the 3-hour 53-minute contest with an ace out-wide.

Gasquet’s six defeats as he led 2-0 in sets:
Wimbledon 2008, 4th round: Murray 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 2-6, 4-6
Australian Open 2009, 3rd round: F.Gonzalez 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 2-6, 10-12
Australian Open 2010, 1st round: Youzhny 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 4-6
Roland Garros 2010, 1st round: Murray 6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 2-6, 1-6
Roland Garros 2013, 4th round: Wawrinka 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-8
Wimbledon 2014, 2nd round: Kyrgios 6-3, 7-6, 4-6, 5-7, 8-10

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