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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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US Open 2018: Roger Federer beats Nick Kyrgios to reach fourth round

Federer lost his first meeting with Kyrgios in 2015, but now leads 3-1 against the Australian 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 Five-time champion Roger Federer withstood early pressure to beat Australian Nick Kyrgios in three sets and reach the US Open last 16. Federer, 37, saved four break points in a mammoth seventh game in the first set, going on to hold and then…

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Federer braced for Kyrgios test on sixth day of U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios has his toughest assignment to date at this year’s U.S. Open when he faces second seed Roger Federer in a third round encounter at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, while Maria Sharapova takes on Jelena Ostapenko in a clash of big hitters. Aug 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Roger Federer of Switzerland serves against Benoit Paire of France in a second round match on day four of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit:…

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Federer braced for Kyrgios test on sixth day of U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios has his toughest assignment to date at this year’s U.S. Open when he faces second seed Roger Federer in a third round encounter at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, while Maria Sharapova takes on Jelena Ostapenko in a clash of big hitters. Aug 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Roger Federer of Switzerland serves against Benoit Paire of France in a second round match on day four of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit:…

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Kyrgios listens to umpire’s advice and secures win

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios, who rarely listens to anyone, appeared to take some advice to try harder from chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani as he rallied to beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and reach the U.S. Open third round on Thursday. Aug 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Austria returns a shot against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France in a second round match on day four of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports In…

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Cameron Norrie into Atlanta semi-finals after Nick Kyrgios retires injured

British number two Cameron Norrie (left) will be playing in his second ATP semi-final Britain’s Cameron Norrie reached the Atlanta Open semi-finals after second seed Nick Kyrgios retired mid-match. World number 73 Norrie led 7-5 3-0 when the Australian pulled out with what looked like a recurring hip problem, drawing boos from the crowd. Kyrgios was also booed off court in Washington a year ago after retiring for a third match in a row. British number two Norrie will now face American eighth seed Ryan Harrison in the last four.…

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Fever-Tree Championships 2018: Kyle Edmund beaten by Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios (left) has beaten two Britons at Queen’s this year – first Andy Murray and now Kyle Edmund 2018 Fever-Tree Championships on the BBC Venue: Queen’s Club, London Dates: 18-24 June Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app. British number one Kyle Edmund was knocked out of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club in the second round by Nick Kyrgios. Kyrgios, who beat Britain’s Andy Murray in the first round, won 7-6 (7-3) 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 against…

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