Nick Kyrgios ousts Lorenzo Sonego 7-5 6-4 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Monday. Kyrgios will face Karen Khachanov in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that the Australian conquered in the 11th game (6-5) before winning the set (7-5).

2nd set.

Similarly to the 1st set, the set was even with both players refusing to concede anything to the opposition. Eventually, the only discrepancy was one break that Nick conquered in the 3rd game (2-1) before winning the set (6-4).

Statistics

At the end of the match, Kyrgios scored 65 points vs. Sonego’s 50 points.

Kyrgios served exceptionally well to win 94% of the points (29/31) behind his first serve, and he won 74% points (17/23) on his second serve. The Australian won this match even if he was far from perfect in converting his break points since he converted only 40% (2/5). On the other side, Sonego wasn’t able to conquer any break point. That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this contest, the head to head between Kyrgios and Sonego is 1-0 for Nick.

Highlights Nick Kyrgios vs. Lorenzo Sonego Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati

1st
Kyrgios
Sonego
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Kyrgios
Sonego
6-4
6
4
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

Next Match: Nick Kyrgios vs. Karen Khachanov – H2H and stats

Kyrgios will play Khachanov in the 2nd round.

There is no head to head record between Nick Kyrgios and Karen Khachanov since this will be the first time that they will clash against each other in the main tour.

The last time that they competed against each other, Khachanov won 6-2 6-76 6-3 in the 2nd round in French Open (juniors) back in 2013.

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