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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*Images by Nick Bourdaniotis/Bourdo Photography (Copyright)