Result Kyrgios 1-3 Nadal in Second Round of Wimbledon 2019

Result Kyrgios 1-3 Nadal in Second Round of Wimbledon 2019

Follow along here for game-by-game updates of game Kyrgios vs Nadal Live Blog and Score.

john-lupo
John Lupo
Nadal wins 6-3 3-6 7-6 (5) 7-6 (3)!
It's over as Nadal runs out the winner in four close sets! A good early test for him as Kyrgios kept the antics to a minimum and played some fi e tennis i  his own right. Although he could have forced a fifth set, he should be pleased with his effort as he heads to the North American hard courts.

So, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga up next for Rafa which is sure to be another test. The Frenchman has weapons from anywhere on the court and will relish the chance to score a big win over the 18-time major champion.

So, that is all for now. Join us tomorrow as the third round begins featuring defending champion Novak Djokovic, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Simona Halep vs Victoria Azarenka and 15-year old sensation Cori Gauff. This is John Lupo saying so long for now on behalf of everyone from VAVEL USA!

Tsonga up next for the winner
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is playing some fine tennis as he is into the third round after a 7-6 (3) 6-4 6-4 win over Ricardas Berankis. He'll be dangerous for whoever survives this.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 6-6 (*0-3) Nadal
Nadal with the minibreak after Kyrgios misses the smash. He takes care of his two points to jump ahead even further.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 6-6 Nadal
Nadal holds to 15. On to the tiebreak.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 6-5* Nadal
Just like the last game. From 30-30: ace, forehand winner. Kyrgios again on the brink of forcing a fifth.
Kyrgios challenges an ace by Nadal at 15-15, but the call stands. Rafa holds. Honors even.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 *4-4 Nadal
Kyrgios challenges an ace by Nadal at 15-15, but the call stands. Rafa holds. Honors even.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 4-3* Nadal
Kyrgios continues the trend. 
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 *3-3 Nadal
This is looking a bit like the third set. Rafa holds easily.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 3-2* Nadal
Nadal's passing shot just lands inside the line and Kyrgios needlessly lets a shot go that also finds the court, but the Aussie hangs on
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 *2-2 Nadal
Rafa closes his service game with an ace, taking a page out of his opponent's book.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 2-1* Nadal
Well, that game had a little bit of everything: a little showtime on the overhead putaway, a dive to a Nadal backhand and another ace to finish off a game. Kyrgios stays in front here in the fourth set.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 1-1 Nadal
Love hold for Rafa. 
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6(5)-7 1-0* Nadal
A trot to his chair as Kyrgios opens up the fourth set with a hold.
Nadal takes the third set 7-6 (5)!
Nadal saw his lead trimmed to 6-5, but another precise forehand winner and Rafa leaps in the air in joy! A huge "Vamos" follows and the Spaniard now leads by two sets to one.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6-6 (1-2*) Nadal
First blood to Rafa in the breaker with a forehand down the line.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 6-6* Nadal
To the tiebreak we go as Kyrgios thunders down an ace to hold.
Bencic marches on
13th seed Belinda Bencic, a darkhorse for the title, is into round three with a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of former quarterfinalist Kaia Kanepi.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 *5-6 Nadal
The bag of tricks is out now as Kyrgios tries a slice (or was it squash?) forehand. No matter. Nadal holds.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 5-5* Nadal
Kyrgios is coming forward and it's working. Volley winners aid him in that game as he levels for the fifth time in the set.
Serena through
It was a proper struggle, but the 23-time major champion is into the last 32 after dodging a bullet as Williams holds off Juvan 2-6 6-2 6-4.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 4-4* Nadal
Nick is blazing through these games. All even once again
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 *3-4 Nadal
Rafa with a fourth straight hold, although the returner is having marginally more success in this set.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 3-3* Nadal
From 40-0 to 40-30, but Kyrgios seals the hold with a forehand winner. 
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 *2-3 Nadal
Kyrgios wins the first point on Nadal's serve, but that's as far as he gets. Rafa takes the lead once again.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 2-2* Nadal
Oh look. Another easy hold. Kyrgios levels.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 *1-2 Nadal
Another love hold as the set meanders on. Meanwhile, Serena breaks to take the lead in the third set.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 1-1* Nadal
Kyrgios pounds home an ace on game point to hold. His mph on the forehand return have gone up since the code violation. Not surprising.
Kyrgios 3-6 6-3 *0-1 Nadal
A love hold for Rafa to open up the third set. 
Kyrgios wins the second set 6-3!
A rather uncomplicated hold by Kyrgios shows he's not feeling the nerves as a big serve on set point gets the job done and we're at one set all. This is turning into a brilliant contest.
Kyrgios 3-6 *5-3 Nadal
You live by the drop shot, you die by the drop shot, but it's working for Kyrgios today as he sets up break point and takes it when Nadal nets a forehand! The Aussie will serve for the second set.
Serena, Kaja going the distance
Williams hits back to take the second set 6-2 after Juvan takes the opener by the same 6-2 scoreline.
Kyrgios 3-6 4-3* Nadal
Just like that we're back on serve as Kyrgios breaks himself with a failed drop shot and some unforced errors.
Kyrgios *3-6 4-2 Nadal
Rafa holds with a stunning forehand winner, but that early break may prove to be costly much as it was for Kyrgios in the first set.
Kyrgios 3-6 4-1* Nadal
Kyrgios gets out of 30-30 to hold. He seems to be on course to level the match.
Kyrgios *3-6 3-1 Nadal
An easy hold for Rafa, but he called the trainer on that last changeover. Keep an eye on that.
Kyrgios 3-6 3-0* Nadal
The Aussie falls behind 15-40 with some audacious drop shots and big serving to maintain his lead.
First set to Nadal 6-3!
Kyrgios takes the first point on Nadal's serve and eventually gets to 30-30, but the Spaniard comes away with the last two points to wrap up an efficient first set.
Kyrgios 3-5* Nadal
Not much for the returner right now. Kyrgios holds to love.
Defending Ladies champion out!
A stunner out on Court 2 as reigning champion Angelique Kerber has been sent packing by 5'3" American Lauren Davis 2-6 6-2 6-1.
Kyrgios *2-5 Nadal
Another simple hold for Nadal. He's a game away from the first set.
Kyrgios 2-4* Nadal
The Aussie seems to have settled down as he holds to 15, but that early break may cost him yet.
Kyrgios *1-4 Nadal
Nadal is racing through these opening service games. He looks sharp in the early going.
Kyrgios 1-3* Nadal
A love hold for Kyrgios. He's off and running.
Kyrgios *0-3 Nadal
Nadal loses his first point on serve, but is otherwise untroubled to hold. The two-time Wimbledon champion is off to a much better start than in his first round match against Yuichi Sugita.
Kyrgios 0-2* Nadal
Nadal with winners off of both wings as he eventually gets to 15-40. Kyrgios saves the first break point with a drop shot, but not the second as a tweener is met with a smash from the third seed to break.

Kyrgios *0-1 Nadal

Perfect start for the Spaniard as he holds to love.

Nadal will serve to get the match underway.
Across on Court 1, Serena Williams will square off with Slovenia's Kaja Juvan for a spot in the third round.
Americans having a good Fourth of July
Americans are enjoying great success on this July 4th as Sloane Stephens, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson and Alison Riske all have booked their spots in the third round.
This will be the third match on the Center Court schedule following Kei Nishikori vs Cameron Norrie and British number one Johanna Konta vs Katerina Siniakova.
Kyrgios and Nadal are meeting for a seventh time with the head-to-head tied at 3-3. Their most recent meeting was at Acapulco, won by the Australian 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6)
This is a rematch from 2014 when a then-19 year old Kyrgios stunned Nadal 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the second round on his way to the quarterfinals.
Good morning from Wimbledon! We will be with you for the blockbuster second round clash on Center Court between Nick Kyrgios and two-time Wimbledochampion Rafael Nadal.
This is the live for Thursday's second round match at Wimbledon between Nick Kyrgios and third seed Rafael Nadal. 
VAVEL Logo