Nick Kyrgios overcame an injury scare to win his first match on tour in 12 months, on Tuesday evening at the Murray River Open.
Kyrgios prevailed 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) against world No.209 Alexandre Muller.
He hadn’t played a tournament since the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC in February last year.
“I’m actually happy [with] the way I dealt with it and I just drew from experience. I was nice to myself,” he said in the post match interview.
“I was like, ‘look, you lost a set, your first set back and you’re playing a guy who has nothing to lose really’. He came out swinging,” Kyrgios added.
The world No. 45 called for a medical timeout between the second and third sets.
“I’ve had knee problems a lot, but nothing too major,” he said. “Just wanted to get some hot cream and that was it.”
Kyrgios will now face Harry Bourchier in the second round.