Nick Kyrgios isn’t messing about.
In his first two matches in Miami he has dropped 22 points on serve, hasn’t been broken and hasn’t been on court for 2 hours combined and is looking good.
Many expected fireworks during the match between Nick and Fabio but it was anything but.
There was a moment in the second set when Nick led 40-15 a ball was called out before Nick hit a return, he then won the game. Fabio was then allowed to challenge the call after Nick had sat down. Hawk-eye showed the ball to be in and the umpire re-started the game at 40-30 rewarding Fabio the point despite the call coming before Nick hit it, the game got to deuce but some good serving from the Australian saw him through to maintain his lead in the match.
Nick never looked in trouble of losing serve during the match with Fabio looking frustrated, failing to find a hole in Nick’s game and looked a little dis-interested.
There was tension with the challenge for the rest of the match with a few comments from both and an awkward exchange at the net, not too sure what happened here…
In a field that is missing quite a few top players an opportunity is there for Nick who has looked calm and in control so far but the challenges will become tougher as the week progresses.