Australia’s Nick Kyrgios beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday to win the City Open in Washington DC for the second time.
Kyrgios, who also won the event in 2019, produced 12 aces, compared to just three by Nishioka. Kyrgios, who reached the final at Wimbledon last month before losing to Novak Djokovic of Serbia, broke Nishioka’s serve in the first game of the match, giving him no chance to return to the set.
Kyrgios then broke Nishioka’s serve to start the second set and win the match again.
Kyrgios, who has dealt with mental health issues last year, said the win was “very emotional”.
“Looking at where I am from last year to now, it’s been an incredible change. I came out with a lot of energy. I’ve had a lot of good matches and I’m really happy with myself now that I’m here,” he said after the match.
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USA’s No. 1 Marcos Giron defeated Australia’s No. 13 Alexei Popyrin in three sets to qualify for Round 64 in Montreal. Giron won Sunday 6-4 6-7 (10) 6-1 and will face No. 14 seed Roberto He Bautista He Agut on Monday.
France’s Benoît Paire beat Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huessler 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to qualify.
Sunday’s other winners include Frenchmen Adrian Mannarino and Arthur Rinderknech, who will face each other in the Round of 64. Mannarino is his 5th and Rinderknech is his 6th.
Italy’s second-seeded Fabio Fognini made it through qualifying and will face Denmark’s Holger Loon on Monday. France’s No. 8 Hugo Gaston will take on No. 11 Jack Draper of Great Britain in Monday’s Round of 64.
–Field level media
Nick Kyrgios wins second win in Washington
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