Kyrgios breezes past Giron at Citi Open in first singles match since Wimbledon final

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios made a dominant return to the courts on Tuesday night at the Citi Open Washington, powering past Marcos Giron to advance to the second round.

Kyrgios required just 59 minutes to record the 6-3 6-2 victory, hitting 12 aces and saving the only break point faced. The Cranberra native was exceptional on serve, winning 28 of 34 points behind his booming first serve.

Additionally, he also revived the tradition that served him well in his 2019 Washington title run: asking a fan in the front row where to serve on match point. Though Kyrgios missed the target on first serve, apologizing to the fan, he fired an unreturned second delivery to wrap up the comfortable win.

After taking a short break since his runner-up performance at this year's Wimbledon, the former World No.13 looked revitalized as he dominated from the baseline. Although he withdrew from the Atlanta Open singles event, he did win the doubles competition alongside compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Awaiting Kyrgios in the next round is American Tommy Paul, with a potential matchup against fourth seed Reilly Opelka in the third round.

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