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Nick Kyrgios starts United States clay period with win in Houston after audacious tweener shot

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Nick Kyrgios starts US clay period with win in Houston after risky tweener shot

Nick Kyrgios has actually obtained his US clay period underway in great style, tape-recording a three-set win at the ATP Excursion event in Houston.The Aussie wildcard originated from behind to beat Mackenzie McDonald 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Kyrgios, ranked 94th worldwide, damaged early in the last set as well as held back the American’s obstacle to establish up a last-16 competition with either one more neighborhood in seventh seed Tommy Paul or German Peter Gojowczyk.

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After 3 remarkable wins last week in Miami before he was beaten by Jannik Sinner in the round of 16, Kyrgios was positive going right into the clash with globe No. 52 McDonald.McDonald defeated Kyrgios in

straight sets in 2015 on the Washington hardcourts in their only previous meeting and barged in the fifth video game en course to taking the opening set.The 26-year-old from Canberra responded by barging in the 4th game of the second collection and opening game of the 3rd- the only other breaks of offer in the contest.Kyrgios fired down 18 aces for the match and

won it with a delicate forehand slice decrease shot, while likewise drawing out his trademark’ tweener’shot to win a point.Australia’s Jordan Thompson is also into the following round after videotaping a straight-sets victory over fortunate loser Steven Diez.The 94-minute 6-3, 6-2 win for the 27-year-old Sydneysider establishes a clash with either Cristian Garin of Chile or

American Jack Sock.World No. 83 Thompson was strong on serve all match, sending down 4 aces and winning 85 per cent of points on his initial ball in his

first conference with the Canadian on tour.Another Aussie in Max Purcell handles Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas later Tuesday night.AAP/ ABC Released at Tue, 05 Apr 2022 19:55:16 -0400

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