Nick Kyrgios storms into US Open third round

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Nick Kyrgios has stormed into the US Open third round after defeating Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi 7-6(3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

During the match, Kyrgios complained to his team for not spurring him on enough in tight moments and also claimed to the chair umpire that he could smell marijuana fumes midway through the second set.

Nevertheless, the Australian No. 23 seed was able to keep composed enough to seal a four set victory over the Frenchman to reach the third round for the fifth time in his career.

“I was literally hanging by a thread,” Kyrgios said in his on-court interview.

The victory comes two days after Kyrgios defeated his good friend and doubles partner, Thanasi Kokkinakis, in the first round on Tuesday.

Kyrgios, who has never gone beyond the third round at the US Open, will face American J.J. Wolf next.

Maria Sakkari out of the US Open:

Greek third seed, Maria Sakkari, is out of the US Open in a shock upset after being defeated by unseeded Chinese Wang Xiyu 3-6 7-5 7-5.

Sakkari, a semi-finalist in New York last year, took charge in the early stages of Wednesday’s match and marched into a one-set lead before being let down by a series of unforced errors as Wang claimed her first career victory over a top-10 player.

Sakkari’s defeat capped a difficult couple of days for Greek tennis following the shock first-round exit of men’s fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas at the hands of Colombian qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan.

Source: Eurosport.

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