Australian open nick kyrgios leads local charge into third round of Grand Slam matches
Kyrgios took a four point lead from the quarter-final clash against Novak Djokovic at the Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday evening as he advanced to the round of 16 before beating world number one Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4 6-2 to reach the fifth round on Wednesday.
In his opening round win over the Spanish Open champion Sharapova, Kirgios broke the record for a second Australian Open loss on Saturday, falling 6-1 6-5 6-3 to compatriot Stan Wawrinka in the first round.
The 34-year-old has now failed to beat the Englishman in more than a quarter-final since Wimbledon in February 2012.
Kirgios beat the British Open winner Andy Murray in last year’s first round to remain a clear-cut favourite to advance to the quarter-finals this year. He played to a 6-6 draw against Novak before going on to beat Maria Sharapova on Court K for two and a half sets to secure his first round victory.
He took four points from his final two losses to Murray in a back and forth finish before beating the 19-year-old Sharapova 6-0 6-3 6-1, the same win he took over fellow Australian Open world number one Novak Djokovic in 2012.
Kirgios, the No. 12 ranked world number one in the world according to the latest ATP rankings, did not play to a draw as he went on to lose 6-5 6-3 6-3 at the Olympic Park.
He will 속초출장마사지look to reverse the trend as he faces six ranked players in the round of eight on Wednesday.
World number nine and world number three Rafael Nadal, who beat 12-time major winner David Ferrer to win the last three of Wimbledon’s 20 major tournaments at the Royal Albert Hall last month, will meet 10th seed Peter Wawrinka in a one-set draw to make it two sets apiece in the round of 16.
There will also be an Australian Open double-header against Russian world number two Maria Sharapova and Indian No. 1 Vinnie Wawrinka on Wednesday and the강남출장마사지re is an Indian Open double-header with the Australian and Australian Open champion Rafa바카라 사이트el Nadal in the round of 16 on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The final, set at 19:30 local time (10.30pm AES