first_imgLONDON, ENGLAND – Nick Kyrgios was the talk of the tennis world on July 1, after the wild card Wimbledon entry, ranked 144th in the world, beat the player 143 slots ahead of him on the list, top-ranked Rafael Nadal, to advance to tennis’ most celebrated tournament’s quarterfinals.The 19 year-old Greek-Australian captivated fans around the world – not least of all Greek ones – with his magnificent serve and daring play.But on Wednesday, Kyrgios’ rocketship landed back on earth, as he lost to 8th-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in four sets.No matter, though, as Kyrgios’ unlikely upset of Nadal catapults him out of obscurity and forever embeds him with Nadal – already one of tennis’ all-time greats.  When the next rankings emerge, Kyrgios is sure to have made giant leaps forward – regardless of whether his win against the top-ranked Spaniard on Tuesday was a fluke, or whether Kyrgios will now emerge as a force to be reckoned with for a long time to come. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img