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Giant-Killer Kyrgios Spurred By Malaysian Mum's Doubts

Last update: 02/07/2014
By Neville D'Cruz

MELBOURNE, July 2 (Bernama) - Reading that his own Malaysian mother back home in Canberra doubted his chances against the world No.1 Rafael Nadal helped spur Nick Kyrgios to his stunning win at Wimbledon Tueday night.

The teenager told the Australian Associated Press (AAP) he was surprised to read an interview from Australia in which his mother Norlaila talked down his chances against Nadal in the fourth round.

"Last night, I was reading a comment that she thought Rafa was too good for me," said Kyrgios, after his 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 victory on Tuesday. It made me angry," he is quoted as saying.

"I just believed in myself that I could create some opportunities and I took them under pressure," he said.

Kyrgios is from a tight-knit family but his mother and brother Christos, a lawyer, have remained home in Canberra while his father George and sister Halimah, an actress, are at Wimbledon with him.....


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