Fo­cused Kyr­gios vic­to­ri­ous at last

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

IN­JURY- PLAGUED Nick Kyr­gios has tasted vic­tory for the first time since May, beat­ing Vik­tor Troicki 6- 1, 6- 2 at the Rogers Cup in Mon­treal.

The match was the first the world No. 24 has com­pleted in his past three en­coun­ters af­ter his long­stand­ing hip prob­lem forced him to re­tire from Queen’s Club, Wim­ble­don and last week’s Citi Open in Wash­ing­ton.

Kyr­gios looked fresh and fo­cused, see­ing off Troicki in 51 min­utes, but warned he was rolling the dice with the in­jury, which he ad­mits could flare up any time.

“I’m feel­ing it time,” Kyr­gios said.

“It’s not some­thing that is just go­ing to heal. I can com­pete so that’s the most I can do at the mo­ment.”

With his mother watch­ing from the stands, the hot­headed Can­ber­ran kept his cool against an over­matched op­po­nent who has been strug­gling with his own in­jury is­sues.

“I just wanted to come out here and try and get the win,” Kyr­gios said. “I’ve been strug­gling the last cou­ple of months.

“He’s been strug­gling as well with in­juries so all the best to him.” all the

FRESH: Nick Kyr­gios took down Ser­bia’s Vik­tor Troicki.

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