The Aussie got the win, but it was actually Lorenzo Sonego who snagged this rollicking point. Are we not entertained!!!???
Nick Kyrgios was at it again on Monday night at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati and the Aussie did not disappoint the packed house on Grandstand as he pulled out several hot shots and notched a 7-5 6-4 victory over Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego. But it was actually Sonego who did the honors and this wild point—or was it? You be the judge.
Sonego acquitted himself nicely, and repeatedly boomed serves upwards of 130 MPH in the contest, but Kyrgios was even better on serve—the World No.27 dropped just eight points from the service stripe and never faced a break point.
Kyrgios, now 19-11 on the season, will bid for his 20th win when he faces Russia’s Karen Khachanov in the second round at Cincinnati.
“He's an amazing player,” Kyrgios said. “So young. We played juniors together. He's had an amazing career so far, and he's going to be one of the best players in the world for a long time. He plays super-aggressive. Unbelievable first serve. Great forehand. He's a big guy, as well. Moves well.”