Nick Kyrgios looked uncomfortable on the court against Davidovich Fokina but the Australian rose to the occasion and won the match in two sets.
It was a very slow start for Kyrgios in his match against Davidovich Fokina but over time the Australian was able to find his tennis and cruise to a victory. Despite the solid play, Kyrgios quite uncomfortable on the court, especially early and he admitted post-match that he felt worn out:
“You just have to continue to keep pushing and keep trying. I didn’t feel the best physically, a bit worn out with everything, but I just mentally played the big points well. I got broken back, but I used that energy to push returns in and then force another break. It’s not easy out here, so I’m happy with that.”
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He also credited his opponent for being a very talented player:
“He’s a tricky player, he’s so talented, he’s got so many shots at his disposal. So I knew that I just had to serve well and then dictate as much as I can. His backhand is incredible. It was a tricky match."
Up nect is Taylor Fritz for him and the Aussie hopes to keep it going:
“The conditions are a lot different here to Montreal. It’s more lively, harder to hit the ball in, but I responded well and returned well today. Hopefully I can keep it going."