Jo-Wilfried Tsonga exacts Denis Shapovalov revenge as he awaits Nick Kyrgios

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"Because on the set point, in between the first serve and the second, the guy was talking to me and telling me, 'You are under pressure now, you are under pressure now, ' when I was bouncing my balls", Tsonga said.

"That's it. I lost it and it (drove) me a little bit insane". But, yeah, that's it.

"You guys might have just seen me on TV - I've just been evicted".

"I like the atmosphere when two sets of the crowd are going against each other, it's just when it crosses the line when you're in the middle of a rally and you're literally about to make contact and they make sound on goal", he said. Kyrgios had a straight-sets second-round win late Wednesday over Viktor Troicki; Tsonga was forced to come from 5-2 down in the fifth set to beat Denis Shapovalov. He beat me at the US Open so I knew what to expect and what I had to do.

In a match that lived up to its blockbuster billing, Kyrgios showed nerves of steel, first saving a set point in the third before he came back from 5-2 down in a fourth-set tiebreak. "I did a big fight, it's not easy to play against these young guns - they go for everything", the Frenchman said after the win.

Often tennis players end up having to contend with a distraction in the crowd, but on this occasion, rather than the usual spectator trying to find his seat, the players had to contend with the constant cheering of the thousands packed into the Rod Laver Arena.

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Reflecting on his painful defeat to Tsonga, he said: "I'm just going to learn from it and keep going". Then he was solid, no, nothing to say'.

Tsongabroke Kyrgios early in the tiebreakand began using his superior game at the net to shake things up - but a leg niggle after a failed volley had the 32-year-old on tenterhooks. "People think I'm cool, but I wanted him to think I was the coolest person ever". With his game already, he can do some damage.

"But I don't think that's enough against Kyrgios". So that is the most important. I'm a tennis player and I'll always want to do better.

His start was less than ideal, hit with a time violation before the first point had even played for not being ready, but it had little impact on the 17th seed, who raced to a 3-1 lead.

Always to be at this level, you need to think like this, otherwise you don't play Australian Open. "Let's see how far I can go", said Nadal, who is chasing his second Melbourne title after beating Roger Federer in 2009.

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