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Inimitable Kyrgios leaves convention in his wake

(Reuters) – A few hours after the serene Roger Federer collected the 100th ATP title of his career in Dubai, Nick Kyrgios was preparing for his Mexican Open final against Alexander Zverev — on a jet ski. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP 500 – Acapulco Open, Acapulco, Mexico – March 2, 2019 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning the Acapulco Open with the trophy REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo The Four Tops once sung about Going Loco Down in Acapulco and that disco classic is a fitting soundtrack for another remarkable week in…

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Tennis: Kyrgios drops Zverev to win Acapulco title

(Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios saved his best performance of a brilliant week for last as the Australian stunned second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title. Tennis – ATP 500 – Acapulco Open, Acapulco, Mexico – March 2, 2019 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning the Acapulco Open with the trophy REUTERS/Henry Romero The temperamental Aussie, whose scintillating run to the final included wins over multiple grand slam winners Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal, played free and focused…

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Nick Kyrgios through to Mexico Open final but Cameron Norrie loses out

Kyrgios is one of the most controversial figures in the sport Australian Nick Kyrgios reached his first ATP final since January 2018 with a three-set win over John Isner in the last four of the Mexico Open. Unlike in his earlier wins over Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka, Kyrgios had the crowd on his side in his 7-5 5-7 7-6 (9-7) victory over the American. The 23-year-old will face second seed and world number three Alexander Zverev in the final. The German beat British world number 64 Cameron Norrie 7-6…

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Tennis: Kyrgios beats Isner to set up Acapulco final against Zverev

(Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios scripted his third major victory of the week on Friday when he defeated John Isner 7-5 5-7 7-6(7) to set up a showdown against Alexander Zverev in the final of the Acapulco International in Mexico. Tennis – ATP 500 – Acapulco Open, Acapulco, Mexico – March 2, 2019 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning his semi final match against John Isner of the U.S. REUTERS/Henry Romero The 23-year-old Australian followed victories over multiple grand slam winners Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal with a hard-fought win over Isner,…

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Kyrgios braves cut and cramps to down Wawrinka

(Reuters) – A focused Nick Kyrgios overcame a hand injury, leg cramps and a strong performance from Stan Wawrinka to prevail 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 and advance to the semi-finals of the Acapulco International on Thursday. Tennis – ATP 500 – Acapulco Open, Acapulco, Mexico – February 28, 2019 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Henry Romero The mercurial Australian, who defeated Rafa Nadal the night before in a match where the Spaniard later criticized Kyrgios’ on-court demeanor, outplayed Wawrinka in the match’s biggest moments…

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Nick Kyrgios lacks respect, says Rafael Nadal after Mexican Open defeat

Nick Kyrgios is ranked 72 in the world Australia’s Nick Kyrgios “lacks respect for the public, the rival and himself”, says world number two Rafael Nadal. The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost a dramatic second-round match to world number 72 Kyrgios 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (8-6) at the Mexican Open in Acapulco. Kyrios served underarm late on during the match against the Spaniard. Nadal said: “He’s a player who has the talent to win Grand Slams – a player who can fight for the top rankings, but there’s a reason…

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Tennis: Australian number four Kyrgios ‘in a good spot’ ahead of home Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios is in the unusual position of being Australia’s number four in the men’s draw at Melbourne Park this year but the 23-year-old thinks he has found at least some of the answers to the questions that have held back his career. Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2018. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios hits a shot during his third round match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori. REUTERS/Toby Melville Part of the reason for his lowly spot in the…

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Kyrgios, Murray power into second round in Brisbane

(Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios started his Brisbane Open title defense with a battling 7-6(5) 5-7 7-6(5) victory over American Ryan Harrison in the opening round on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2018. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in action during his third round match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Kyrgios’ preparations for the season were interrupted by a spider bite that required hospital treatment last month and the Australian stuttered before firing 45 aces to overcome…

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Nick Kyrgios rows with umpire in surprise Shanghai Masters exit

Kyrgios has won four ATP titles, the most recent coming in Brisbane in January Australian Nick Kyrgios was involved in a prolonged argument with French umpire Damien Dumusois during his first-round exit at the Shanghai Masters. The 23-year-old world number 38 was beaten 4-6 6-4 6-3 by American qualifier Bradley Klahn, ranked 104. Dumusois told Kyrgios a point in the second set was “really borderline,” appearing to suggest a lack of effort. Kyrgios reacted by saying “I don’t care” and told Dumusois “you have no right to tell me that…

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US Open 2018: Roger Federer says stunning shot against Nick Kyrgios was ‘special’

Roger Federer smiled to himself after his incredible shot, while Nick Kyrgios could only gasp in disbelief 2018 US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website Roger Federer says a stretching forehand winner around the net post that left opponent Nick Kyrgios open-mouthed in disbelief ranks as one of the greatest shots of his career. The 37-year-old Swiss somehow reached a drop-shot from Kyrgios to flick it past…

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