Nick Kyrgios conquers Jordan Thompson 7-6(4) 3-6 7-6(10) 0-6 6-1 in the 1st round in London on Tuesday to possibly play his “polar opposite” Rafael Nadal in the 2nd round. The Australian was determined to put up a show and he was in full display.
Match Report, stats, and key facts
Nick won the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping his serve in the 4th (1-3) game, Kyrgios broke back in the 9th (4-5) game before winning the set at the following breaker at 4.
Thompson won the set after he broke Nick in the 7th (4-3) and in the 9th (6-3) game.
Kyrgios won the set after he broke Thompson in the 11th (6-5) game. Jordan tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 12th (6-6) game. However, Nick kept the focus before winning the set at the following tiebreak at 10.
Kyrgios failed to serve out the set when leading 6-5 to be broken at 40 and he squandered his 2nd set point with an awkward underarm serve.
There was not much story in this set since Kyrgios decided to tank the all set (6-0) to bring the affair to the decider.
Kyrgios won the set after he broke his rival in the 4th (3-1) and in the 6th (5-1) game. That was decisive for the Australian to conquer the set since he didn’t drop his serve during the rest of the set.
After this match, the head to head between Kyrgios and Thompson is 1-0 for Nick.
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