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Sport Kyrgios keeps his cool to put Australia in front

03:40  09 january  2020
03:40  09 january  2020 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

Nick Kyrgios implodes as Australia's ATP Cup hopes fade

  Nick Kyrgios implodes as Australia's ATP Cup hopes fade A seething Nick Kyrgios has imploded in front of a sold-out Ken Rosewall Arena, falling to Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets and leaving Australia's ATP Cup hopes hanging by a thread. After a fortnight of being lauded for his new, calm on-court behaviour – the old Kyrgios was back at Ken Rosewall Arena on Saturday night.The verbal barbs to his corner were back. So was the racquet smashing. A fan copped it at one point, too, after calling out before a point was complete.The difference on Saturday night to the past 10 days? Kyrgios trailed from the outset.

Nick Kyrgios of Australia celebrates victory during his Men’s Singles second-round match against Antoine Hoang of France at the 2019 US Open in New York August 28, 2019. The chair umpire told him to put it down and Kyrgios demanded to know why, asking to speak to a supervisor and saying

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios mostly kept his cool en route to a 6-4 6-2 6-4 dismantling of Antoine Hoang in their second-round clash at the U.S. Open on Thursday. The 28th seed had a row with the umpire even before the match started but avoided a full scale meltdown to reach

Nick Kyrgios standing in front of a crowd: Nick Kyrgios is congratulated by Lleyton Hewitt on Thursday.© AAP Nick Kyrgios is congratulated by Lleyton Hewitt on Thursday.

New year, new Nick Kyrgios.

Kyrgios was on Wednesday lauded for his new cool, calm and collected on-court demeanour by captain Lleyton Hewitt and the Australian No.2 barely broke a sweat as he cruised past Cam Norrie to put Australia up 1-0 in their ATP Cup quarter-final against Great Britain.

For the second consecutive match it was Kyrgios' opponent who blew a fuse on court. Norrie smashed his racquet after letting a golden chance to break Kyrgios' serve in the first set slip.

There were no such antics from Kyrgios, though.

The 24-year-old's resting heart rate must have barely broken 60 beats per minute on his way to the 6-2, 6-2 win.

Nick Kyrgios says he'll drink red wine after knocking Britain out of the ATP Cup, and it's not the first time he's gone boozing during a tournament

  Nick Kyrgios says he'll drink red wine after knocking Britain out of the ATP Cup, and it's not the first time he's gone boozing during a tournament Nick Kyrgios says he will definitely be drinking red wine after helping Australia through a "stressful" tie against Great Britain in the ATP Cup quarterfinals. Kyrgios and Alex De Minaur beat Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury by way of a thrilling 18-16 third set tie-break victory in Sydney. "That was probably the most stressful tiebreak I've ever played in my life," Kyrgios told the crowd afterwards. "I'm definitely having a bit of red wine tonight.

NEWYORK (Reuters) – Fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios mostly kept his cool en route to a 6-4 6-2 6-4 dismantling of Antoine Hoang in their second-round clash at the U.S. Open on Thursday. The 28th seed had a row with the umpire even before the match started but avoided a full scale meltdown to reach

Australia 's Nick Kyrgios lost to Italy's Andreas Seppi 1-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-1, 10-8. Kyrgios , 21, was given two code violations and smashed his racket in the third set. Slamming a racket right in front of a ball boy is not cool ,' added Blair. Kyrgios - who carried a knee injury into the season's first grand slam

He even had time to crack jokes with Great Britain top seed Dan Evans, who was watching Norrie before he takes on Alex de Minaur this afternoon.

The result was never in doubt at Ken Rosewall Arena.

Kyrgios was on his game from the first point of the morning. His first serve wasn't ticking over at the same ridiculously high rate that he managed against Greek young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas but every other trademark shot was there.

He had the forehand winner down the line down pat. He had the leaping cross court backhand going, too.

The full complement of shots had been rolled out by his second service game as the underarm serve was deployed up 40-0.

He won the point and broke Norrie in the next game. That break rattled Norrie.

The British No.2 broke his racquet and was then broken to love in his next service game. It was more of the same in the second set.

Tsitsipas' father struck by racquet in outburst

  Tsitsipas' father struck by racquet in outburst Stefanos Tsitsipas was unable to control his emotions in his match with Nick Kyrgios at the ATP Cup.Kyrgios stunned fans with a 7-6 (9-7) 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-5) victory over Tsitsipas in a match that lasted more than two-and-a-half hours at Pat Rafter Arena.

Nick Kyrgios got his country’s quarter-final tie off to a good start on Thursday morning Nick Kyrgios breaks serve five times en route to victory against Cameron Norrie on Thursday in Australia . Although Norrie battled hard, pushing several games to deuce, he failed to find a way to put Kyrgios

Can he handle it? The pressure is on homegrown teen Nick Kyrgios at the first tennis grand slam of 2015 in Australia .

Like Tsitsipas on Tuesday night, Norrie grew more and more frustrated as he struggled to go with Kyrgios as the Australian star really found his groove.

He threw his racquet after losing the second of two frantic points which had the strong crowd at Ken Rosewall Arena on their feet.

Kyrgios cracked 24 winners to Norrie's 10 and by the end of the second set, was consistently sending first serves down above 210kmh.

There was a slight blip at the end of the second set as Kyrgios' serve was broken for the first time at the ATP Cup - ending a run of 35 consecutive games won.

But he served three aces to close the match and put Australia in a commanding position.

If de Minaur can beat Evans this afternoon, Kyrgios will in all likelihood face Spanish human wall Roberto Bautista Agut.

That may test his patience a little more than Norrie did.

For now, though, the ATP-imposed suspended suspension and fine seems to have both served its purpose and put the Australian back on track all at once.

Hewitt backs odd couple to deliver again

  Hewitt backs odd couple to deliver again They're vastly different characters, but Australian ATP Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt says Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur are a perfect match on the tennis court.Hewitt will have no hesitation partnering the two up again if Australia's semi-final on Saturday night goes to another deciding doubles rubber after the first-time pairing's epic super-tiebreak win over Great Britain.

switch to the Australia edition. Murray’s young rebel friend, Nick Kyrgios , is the villain du jour on any slow news day, along with his compatriot Bernard Tomic, who metaphorically waved his millions in front of critics after failing to qualify for the Australian Open two years ago.

Nick Kyrgios is through to the third round of the Australian Open. It may have been a straight sets victory, but even for Nick Kyrgios , this was a strange And this time, none of it was his fault. A calm and controlled Kyrgios had to deal with a plethora of distractions including a heckler, a helicopter, a

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ATP Cup: Roberto Bautista Agut dominates Nick Kyrgios in opening match of semi-final .
ATP Cup: Roberto Bautista Agut dominates Nick Kyrgios in opening match of semi-finalWorld number 10 Roberto Bautista Agut has dominated Nick Kyrgios during the opening match between Australia and Spain, cruising to a 6-1 6-4 win.

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