Kyrgios reaches 1st Grand Slam semifinal

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Give Nick Kyrgios credit for honesty: Even he did not think this day ever would arrive. The talented, tempestuous Australian is a semifinalist at Wimbledon.

Kyrgios became the first unseeded and lowest-ranked man to get to the final four at the All England Club since 2008 by playing what, for him, amounts to a restrained and efficient brand of tennis in a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Cristian Garin at No. 1 Court on Wednesday.

"I thought my ship had sailed," the 27-year-old said. "Obviously, I didn't go about things great early in my career and may have wasted that little window. But just really proud of the way I've just come back out here."

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