Kyr­gios out in US Open first round

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Nick Kyr­gios couldn't over­come prob­lems with his shoul­der or coun­try­man John Mill­man.

The No. 14 seed from Aus­tralia was ousted in the first round with a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 lossyes­ter­day.

They had traded sets when Kyr­gios called for treat­ment early in the third, and a trainer came out and mas­saged his right shoul­der Kyr­gios con­tin­ued on but his level of play dropped off se­verely be­fore he left in frus­tra­tion, smash­ing his racket to the court af­ter the match and car­ry­ing the busted one with him as he ex­ited.

Also in the third set, Kyr­gios got into an ar­gu­ment with chair um­pire Car­los Ramos af­ter be­ing warned for us­ing bad lan­guage. Kyr­gios pleaded that he hadn't said any­thing im­proper, but Ramos said a lines­per­son had re­ported to him. Said Ramos: "I can­not re­peat what he said you said."

Kyr­gios had ar­rived in New York with mo­men­tum, reach­ing the finals in Cincin­nati and beat­ing Rafael Nadal along the way.

Rus­sia's Ev­geniya Ro­d­ina pulled away af­ter a close first set to beat Canada's Eu­ge­nie Bouchard 7-6 (2), 6-1 in the first match com­pleted on Arthur Ashe Sta­dium.

They had been sched­uled to play on the Grand­stand on Tuesday, but the match never started be­fore play was sus­pended by rain. It was moved to the main sta­dium as of­fi­cials try to fit in two days' worth of matches to­day.

Bouchard could only shake her head in the sec­ond set as she sprayed shots all over the court en route to 46 un­forced er­rors in the first meet­ing be­tween the play­ers.

U.S. Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion of­fi­cials are proud of Frances Ti­afoe's ef­fort against Roger Fed­erer.

The 19-year-old Ti­afoe pushed the five-time U.S. Open cham­pion to five sets on Tuesday night be­fore fall­ing 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

Aus­tralian Nick Kyr­gios, an­other vic­tim in the first round

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