July 04, 2012
Canberra's Wimbledon hope ... Nick Kyrgios during his first round match. Photo: Getty Images
Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has advanced to the third round of the Wimbledon boy's tournament after beating Argentinian tenth seed Mateo Nicolas Martinez in straight sets.
After taking the first set in a tight tie-breaker, Kyrgios dispatched Martinez 6-4 in the second set to book a spot in the third round of his first ever Wimbledon championship.
Kyrgios fired through 10 aces in the match, which lasted just over an hour.
He will also start his junior doubles campaign with Australian Andrew Harris, with whom he won the French Open junior doubles title with last month.
And while Kyrgiosis is confident the duo can go back-to-back in majors, head of tennis coaching at the AIS, Todd Larkham told The Canberra Times Kyrgios has all the tools to make his single's campaign a successful one.
"Potentially he can win it [Wimbledon]," Larkham said.
Kyrgios will face seventh seed Kaichi Uchida from Japan in the third round.