Nick Kyrgios: 'I was in the zone'

Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Richard Gasquet of France on day four of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 26, 2014
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Nick Kyrgios claims that he was "in a bit of a zone" during his shock defeat of Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon.

Nick Kyrgios has claimed that he was "in a bit of a zone" during his upset of Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

The Australian, 19, caused arguably the surprise of the tournament so far when he defeated the world number one in the fourth round.

"I was in a bit of a zone out there and didn't really notice the crowd," Kyrgios told BBC Sport. "I was struggling a little on return but I worked my way into it and I served really well throughout, so am very happy.

"You have to believe that you can win the match from the start and I definitely did. I am playing really well on grass."

Kyrgios, ranked 144th in the world, returns to action today when he faces Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.

Rafael Nadal of Spain during his Gentlemen's Singles fourth round match against Nick Kyrgios of Australia on day eight of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2014
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13Belgium David Goffin2,560
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