Nick Kyrgios has loved his largest win in two years, saving three match factors to down world No.2 Rafael Nadal on the Mexican Open.
In a match of the best high quality, the Australian triumphed Three-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (Eight-6) in three hours and three minutes.
He joins fellow Australians Alex de Minaur and John Millman within the quarter-finals at Acapulco.
Criticised for a perceived lack of effort in some matches this 12 months, Kyrgios stayed targeted after giving up the opening set.
He saved 9 break factors all through the match together with getting back from Zero-40 positions within the ultimate two units.
Nadal, who wasn’t damaged within the match, regarded set to triumph when up 6-Three within the deciding tiebreaker.
However Kyrgios saved three match factors, together with one with a lunging volley that hit the online wire and simply landed in.
He’ll tackle arch-rival Stan Wawrinka for a spot within the semi-finals.
In the meantime, Millman moved by to he final eight with an emphatic straight-sets victory over German Peter Gojowczyk.
Millman blitzed the world No.87, 6-Zero 6-2, at one stage successful eight video games in succession.
The world No.44 transformed six break factors and delivered the competition’s solely two aces to arrange a quarter-final conflict with third-seed John Isner.
Large-serving American Isner eradicated compatriot Sam Querrey 6-Four 6-Four.
Millman’s win was his second comfy triumph – the eighth seed beat Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-Three 6-Four within the opening spherical.
Fifth seed Alex de Minaur boosted Australia’s presence within the quarter-finals when Feliciano Lopez (Spain) withdrew earlier than their second spherical match.
Wawrinka additionally beat seventh-seeded American Steve Johnson 7-6 (7-5) 6-Four to progress to the final eight.