Kyrgios Trebles His Twitter Followers
Wimbledon, Great Britain
by ATP Staff|
Nick Kyrgios has become a social sensation.
The 19-year-old Australian started The Championships with a little more than 19,000 Twitter followers.
On Tuesday, he beat World No. 1 Rafael Nadal 7-6(5), 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3 on Centre Court for a place in his first Grand Slam championship quarter-final.
Ahead of his match against Raonic, at midday the next day, Kyrgios had 60,900 Twitter followers.
His goal before the grass-court major had been 25,000 followers.
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Following his victory over Nadal, Kyrgios tweeted:
Erm, ok then...........— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) July 1, 2014
Prior to his Grand Slam debut, at Australian Open in January, Kyrgios had 4,000 followers. Following his second-round exit to Benoit Paire that figure had risen to 14,000 followers.
Kyrgios' Facebook page has 47,534 likes.