Nick Kyrgios defeats Fabio Fognini at the Miami Open: tennis scores, results
Nick Kyrgios is looking for the goods in Miami as he followed up a jaw-dropping victory over the weekend with another demolition job.
Nick Kyrgios continued his hot streak in Miami with a bruising straight-sets win over Fabio Fognini to advance to the fourth round.
Kyrgios demolished the Italian 6-2 6-4 on Monday morning, following his 52-minute obliteration of world No. 7 Andrey Rublev on Saturday.
The Australian star will then face Jannik Sinner or Pablo Carreno Busta.
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Midway through the second set, a spectator shouted “underarm serve” and Kyrgios agreed, taking Fognini by surprise but sending him into the net.
Fognini is one of the few players on tour known to be able to match Kyrgios in the tantrum department, but while the Italian hothead kept his cool in their clash, he wasn’t up to the task. height of his clinical adversary.
The Canberran have won 11 of the last 12 points, tearing up the last three games to keep their tournament alive.
“We all know that we have a bit of a split personality problem, me and Fabio, so I knew today that I really had to lock myself in and let him do the double act type thing,” Kyrgios told the string tennis post game.
“I knew if I went out with energy and jumped on him early, I was going to run with it.
“The way I’ve played the last two games, I can’t really ask for much more.”
Kyrgios praised Fognini for smoking a few ground shots, but when told string tennis presenter Prakash Amritraj a few forehands broke the 160 km/h mark, he mocked the expense of his Italian rival with a cruel sled.
“I know, but he only won six games,” Kyrgios joked as both men burst out laughing.
“I’m just kidding!”
Kyrgios’ form at the Miami Open comes after playing special tennis at Indian Wells, before losing a dramatic quarter-final in three sets to Rafael Nadal.
Speaking earlier in the tournament, Kyrgios said he was at peace with himself and had found a good balance in life.
“I’m at peace with everything off the pitch,” Kyrgios said. “I’m in the right frame of mind.
“I’ve had the biggest pre-season ever. I’ve been training hard and in the best shape I’ve seen in a while. I’m in a better space with my family. I could attribute that to many things.
“I’ve been on tour for nine years. I know some weeks will be amazing and some will be shocking. I’m no longer on this roller coaster life where I really enjoy those highs and almost drown my sorrows with the lows.
“It’s healthier for me.
“I’ve been dealing with a lot of things over the past two years. But I don’t stress a lot and I just enjoy my tennis.