Kyrgios dumps 2014 finalist Wawrinka 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-2) in second round; Djokovic cruises
Madrid: Australian Nick Kyrgios dumped out 2014 finalist Stan Wawrinka yesterday. Kyrgios saw off the Swiss star with a 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-2) second-round Madrid Masters defeat lasting one and three-quarter hours.
Novak Djokovic is in top form at the Madrid Open. Pic/AFP
However, World No 1 Novak Djokovic eased into third round with a 6-2, 6-4 win over 19-year-old Croatian Borna Coric yesterday.
Djokovic, who last played in Madrid in 2013, served four double faults, but relied on his return to beat Coric. Wawrinka, the fourth seed, managed 11 aces but was unable to break the Kyrgios serve while losing his own four times. “It was generally a good match, I had chances in the first set,” Wawrinka said. “He was serving well in the big moments. He played better on a few important points. His serve was tough to read. It was a high-level match but a few points can make the difference.”
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios plays a backhand during his straight sets victory against Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka (below) in Madrid yesterday. Pic/Getty Images
Gavrilova in quarters
Meanwhile, Australian woman tennis player Daria Gavrilova stunned Czech Petra Kvitova at the Madrid Open pre-quarterfinals. The Australian, World No 39, upset No 6 Kvitova 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 41 minutes, reports Efe. Gavrilova advanced to the tournament quarter-finals for her first participation in Madrid to face Louisa Chirico.