Nick Kyrgios continued his fine form in Miami, reaching the round of 16 with a decisive takedown of Italy’s Fabio Fognini.
Kyrgios outclassed talented Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday.
In a skirmish between two of the best shotmakers on Tour, it was the Australian who came out on top on Hard Rock Stadium in an absorbing clash. The wild card pulled Fognini from corner to corner, combining power with deft touch to advance after 61 minutes.
“I wanted to keep the momentum going,” Kyrgios said in his on-court interview. "As soon as I had break points I wanted to take them. I served well and I am happy to be through. I am just returning well. My doubles has helped me a lot on my singles court. The way I am serving and returning is quite a sight to see.”
Kyrgios jumps to 7-2 on the season and will return to the top-100 when the new ATP rankings are released after Miami.
He will face either Jannik Sinner or Pablo Carreno Busta next.