Nick Kyrgios Saves Set at Australian Open with Epic Shot

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 17, 2014

Nick Kyrgios may not be a household name, but the 18-year-old from Australia, competing in the second round of the Australian Open, hit perhaps the shot of the tournament so far—and did so in order to save a set.

Kyrgios was up against Benoit Paire in Melbourne, and found himself staring down the brink of a set point, which would have left the match poised at one set apiece.

However, his pick-up and flick into the corner from an impossibly low and acute angle delighted the home crowd, and kept him running.

Kyrgios went on to take the second set in a tiebreaker, but his Australian Open run came to an end when Paire rallied and took the match in the fifth set.