Nick Kyrgios survives Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2 7-5 in the 3rd round in Washington on Thursday after conquering a huge battle. Kyrgios will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Norbert Gombos in the quarter.
Score, report, and key facts
The Australian in this set played a much better tennis than the Japanese and consequentely he won 6-2 after breaking the Japanese in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 7th (5-2) game.
Kyrgios won the set after he broke Yoshihito in the 5th (3-2) and in the 11th (6-5) game. The Japanese tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 6th (3-3) game. Nonetheless, the Australian didn’t lose the lead before winning the set 7-5.
At the end of the match, the Australian scored 65 points vs. Nishioka’s 49 points.
The Australian served exceptionally well to win 85% of the points (35/41) behind his first serve. Notwithstanding he won only 36% points (5/14) on his second serve. Nick blasted 15 aces and he committed 1 double fault. Kyrgios won this match even if he was not so effective in converting his break points since he converted only 44% (4/9). On the other side, Yoshihito didn’t lose the focus when converting 50% of the break points that he procured points (1/2). Yet, that was not enough to win the contest.
After this contest, the head to head between Kyrgios and Nishioka is 3-0 for Nick.
Highlights Nick Kyrgios vs. Yoshihito Nishioka Citi Open – Washington
Next Match: Nick Kyrgios vs. Norbert Gombos – H2H and stats
Kyrgios will fight against Gombos in the quarter.
This will be the 2nd time that Nick Kyrgios and Norbert Gombos clash against each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Kyrgios (see full H2H stats), but they have never competed against each other on hard.
The last time that they fought against each other, Kyrgios won 6-3 6-3 in the quarter in Marseille back in 2017.