Andy Murray defeats Nick Kyrgios 6-4 6-2 6-3

The Australian got the match underway to a good hold of serve for a 1-0 lead however he then came under a bit of pressure which he brought on himself going a break down after going for big winners and ended up hitting big errors giving Murray a 2-1 lead but Murray gifted the break back with a double fault on break point for 2-2. A couple of errors from Murray quickly set up break point for Kyrgios for a 4-2 lead but some excellent serving got the Brit out of trouble for 3-3. Despite the point of the year from Kyrgios another error going for a big shot and Murray broke for 4-3. Despite Kyrgios seeing a couple of break points on the Murray serve he got himself out of trouble with a magnificent lob shot and a volley before an error into the net from Kyrgios giving Murray a 5-3 lead. Kyrgios held for 4-5 but Murray saw out the set comfortably to take it 6-4 with an ace!

In the second set Kyrgios got himself out of trouble immediately going 0-30 down but made some incredible winners to take a 1-0 lead. Both player did well on serve in the opening exchanges of this set but it was Murray who edged away breaking for a 3-2 lead. Murray had to withstand some pressure from Kyrgios saving a number of break points and extended his lead to 4-2. After saving so many break points Murray set one up of his own with a forehand cross court and another error from Kyrgios gave Murray a 5-2 lead. Another good hold from Murray as the Brit takes the second set 6-2.

Towards the end of the second set Kyrgios did call on the trainer and seemed to have a problem with his arm with it heavily strapped and you could see it bothering him at the start of the third set with a lot of pace taken off the serve and had to save a lot of break points to hold for 1-0. Just as Kyrgios looked to be struggling Murray was broken from 30-giving Kyrgios a 2-0 lead! Kyrgios couldn’t extend his lead to 3-0 and Murray broke back for 1-2 to the annoyance of Kyrgios who smashed a ball into the crowd and received a warning from the umpire. Murray held for 2-2 before Kyrgios did well to take the lead on serve for 3-2 in the third set. More pressure from Murray and the Brit managed to carve out three break points one of which was saved but Kyrgios couldn’t stop Murray taking a 4-2 lead. Within the blink of an eye Murray held serve very comfortably for 5-3 and a game away from the next round. Murray didn’t have to worry about serving out the match as he broke the Kyrgios serve with an excellent forehand cross court winner to win 6-4 6-2 6-3 against the Australian.

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