Mercurial Kyrgios marches past Kohlschreiber in French Open

May 30, 2017, 19:45 IST | Reuters

Australian Nick Kyrgios shrugged off injury concerns and kept his emotions in check to outclass Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-6 6-3 on Tuesday and book his spot in the second round of the French Open

Australia's Nick Kyrgios in action against Philipp Kohlschreiber . Pic/ AFP
Australia's Nick Kyrgios in action against Philipp Kohlschreiber . Pic/ AFP

Paris: Australian Nick Kyrgios shrugged off injury concerns and kept his emotions in check to outclass Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 7-6 6-3 on Tuesday and book his spot in the second round of the French Open.

The 18th seed, who fired a total of 2 aces, including six in the first set alone, which he raced though in 30 minutes.

A mini-break in the tie break was enough to hand him the second set as Kohlschreiber struggled with the Australian's whipped groundstrokes and repeated audacious dropshots.

Kyrgios, notorious for his periodic bad temper and sulks on court, sealed his victory on his first match point.

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