Nick Kyrgios advances to the Australian Open second round

Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios

After defeating Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego, Nick Kyrgios is through to the Australian Open second round.

Kyrgios defeated Sonego in straight sets: 6-2 7-6(3) 7-6(1), on his favourite Melbourne Arena.

Nick Kyrgios

“Obviously it’s been a pretty emotional couple of months for all of us so I wanted to come out here and put on a good performance. I was really excited,” Kyrgios stated post-match.

Tennis legend John McEnroe also announced that he will pledge $1000 per set win for the rest of Nick's campaign.

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