Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios scarcely eliminated Russia’s Karen Khachanov by 3-2 in the 2020 Australian Open men’s singles third round on Saturday.

Ranked 23rd in the globe, Kyrgios won against Khachanov with the sets of 6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6 to meet Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.

Kyrgios, 24, fought hard in the five-set battle at Melbourne Arena, which lasted for 4 hours and 26 minutes.

Khachanov’s journey in this year’s AO ended in the third round.

“That’s one of the best wins of my career. It was insane,” Kyrgios said after the exhausting game.

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