Kyrgios Keeps Cruising, Sinner Saves More Match Points; Medvedev, Tsitsipas Mon.
Nick Kyrgios has his foot on the gas and he’s not slowing down. The talented Australian has been mowing down the competition this month and today he cruised past Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4.
Kyrgios has won six of his last seven matches with the lone loss a tough 3-setter to Rafael Nadal last week at Indian Wells.
“I wanted to keep the momentum going,” Kyrgios said. “As soon as I had break points I wanted to take them. I served well and I am happy to be through. I am just returning well. My doubles has helped me a lot on my singles court. The way I am serving and returning is quite a sight to see.
Kyrgios will now meet Jannik Sinner in the fourth round. The two were supposed to meet last week in Indian Wells but the Italian withdrew.
Sinner nearly didn’t make it. Today, in a thriller against Pablo Carreno Busta, Sinner saved five match points before winning 5-7, 7-5, 7-5.
Carreno Busta held one match point in the second and then served for the match in the third but came up short as the gritty Sinner hung tough. Carreno Busta has now lost his last three matches in deciding sets while Sinner wins his second straight match from match point down.
In the evening, Alexander Zverev rolled past Mackenzie McDonald 6-2, 6-2. He’ll now face the resurgent Thanasi Kokkinakis who ended the run of Sunday challenger winner Denis Kudla 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(5).
Frances Tiafoe, Casper Ruud and Cameron Norrie also advanced while Gael Monfils was upset by Juan Manuel Cerundolo 6-3, 6-2.
Tomorrow, tournament favorite Daniil Medvedev returns to face Pedro Martinez. Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on Alex De Minaur and Carlos Alcaraz meets Marin Cilic.
Americans Taylor Fritz, Sebastian and Jenson Brooskby are also in action.
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