Weekend Post (South Africa)

Kyrgios stuns Djokovic in Acapulco quarters


AUSTRALIAN Nick Kyrgios served like a demon to bounce Serbia’s world number two Novak Djokovic out of the quarterfin­als of the Acapulco Internatio­nal with a 7-6(9) 7-5 victory yesterday.

Kyrgios served up 25 aces to the Serbian’s two but broke Djokovic just once to seal the victory with a fierce forehand winner into the back court on the first of three match points.

Djokovic was returning to action as a wild card in Acapulco after a shoulder injury and the loss in his first meeting with Kyrgios was another setback in a year which started with a stunning early exit at the Australian Open.

The 21-year-old Australian will next meet American Sam Querrey to decide who takes on the winner of the other semifinal between grand slam winners Rafa Nadal and Marin Cilic. – Reuters

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