MELBOURNE: Australia’s Nick Kyrgios put his country’s bushfire disaster behind him and gave home fans something to cheer about with a first-round win at the Australian Open. He thrived in the atmosphere, grinding down Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-2, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/1). But he rose to the challenge and the 23rd seed did so in largely drama-free fashion, keeping himself calm for most of the match. With Kyrgios not facing a single break point, television commentator John McEnroe lavished praise on his booming serve. “He has actually got one of the best serves I’ve ever seen,” said the tennis legend.
Source: New Strait Times January 21, 2020 11:37 UTC