It was far from the chaotic first week of his campaign at the All-England Club but Nick Kyrgios proved that he is box office when performing on the biggest stage, as he pushed his way through to the quarter-finals at The Championships, Wimbledon.

The Aussie booked his spot in another five-set display to win 4-6 6-4 7-6 3-6 6-2 over American Brandon Nakashima.

It was Kyrgios’ first match on center court as the sporting world was still coming to terms following his controversial win over fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Commentators continued to make references to the ensuing aftermath of that match during his round of 16 clash in the early ours of this morning, after Kyrgios went back and forth against officials, calling on the Greek to be defaulted in his round three clash game after he hit a ball into the crowd which managed to hit a spectator.

I’ve never lost a five-set match here.

It was however a subdued Kyrgios that took to center court to advance to the round of eight with an unusually measured style of play on display for much of the match despite the odd outburst.

Speaking after the match, the Canberra native said it was far from his best performance.

“I fought really hard today,” he said.

“I’m just proud of the way… I steadied the ship… he (Nakashima) came firing in the fourth set. My five-set record is pretty good… I’ve never lost a five-set match here.

“Honestly that’s what I was thinking about (in the fifth) … I’ve been here before, I’ve done it before, and I’ve done it again.”

Both players played set for set early to open the game before trading a break point each to level the game heading into the third set.

Kyrgios’ moved freely across the court and entertained the crowd early with his powerful and trademark forehand shots.

The Aussie ran into problems at the end of the fourth game of the first set as he grimaced at what appeared to be a niggling injury to his left shoulder in what was an early sign of concern.

It seemed to hamper the 27-year-old as he called on the physio who tended to his shoulder for most of the second set in between the change of ends.

He appeared to be fatigued as he sat down as he spoke and gestured to his box that the injury was becoming worse as both players began to settle into the match.

Kyrgios managed to claw his way back to lead the game after getting the better of the tiebreaker (7-2) in the third in what was a tough set for the Aussie.

His first serves were gradually getting better after he sought out a medical timeout midway through the second set to get some relief to the injury.

Kyrgios is now the only Aussie left in the Wimbledon men’s draw.

A strong crowd packed into the stadium and urged Kyrgios’ on heading into the fourth set.

Nakashima, 20, who hails from San Diego was however no pushover and held his own with strong cross court coverage and defensive plays during the fourth set.

Nakashima’s spirited performance in the fourth set clearly unsettled Kyrgios who quickly capitulated in the backend of the set.

He threw away several points and gifted the fourth set to the American after going down 40-0 when down 5-3 during his service game.

It led to an irate Kyrgios delivering his most notable spray of the match at his player’s box following the capitulation.

He clearly had his eyes set on the fifth set in what would become his third set fifth set match of his campaign in this year’s tournament as he chanced his arm to use the final set to secure victory.

It proved be the right move despite a wayward start when he was on serve.

Nakashima failed to capitalise on the precarious position Kyrgios chose to put himself in despite pressing forward and forcing his opponent to make shots from deep behind the baseline after being up a game and 30-nil on the Kyrgios service game.

The Aussie wrestled back momentum and earned the break to level it at one all.

He then quickly put the brakes on Nakashima to swiftly go up 5-1 in what seemed like a matter of minutes before going on to clinch the match.

Kyrgios is now the only Aussie left in the men’s draw and will tomorrow face Chile’s Cristian Garin, who defeated Australia’s Alex De Minaur in five sets.

Main image: screenshot Channel Nine.