Nick Kyrgios’ Australian Open preparation has floor to a halt with defeat to Croatia’s Borna Coric in his warm-up occasion at Melbourne Park.
The Australian once more struggled with ache in his left knee throughout Friday’s 6-3 6-4 third-round lack of the Murray River Open.
Kyrgios misplaced his cool throughout the second set, venting his frustration with the blustery situations on an out of doors courtroom, and was given a number of warnings by the chair umpire.
Coric was one of many gamers who examined optimistic to COVID-19 final June on the Adria Tour occasion organised by Novak Djokovic, who Kyrgios later labelled “boneheaded” for going forward with the exhibition match.
Kyrgios’ defeat left three Australians nonetheless vying for spots in the Murray River Open’s final eight.
Alex Bolt will tackle three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka, Alexei Popyrin is up towards Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov and James Duckworth will play Frenchman Corentin Moutet.
Earlier on Friday, Jordan Thompson continued his robust kind with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Spain’s Mario Vilella Martinez in the Nice Ocean Street Open.
The world No.52 will again up towards Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro in a quarter-final match later in the day.
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Jordan Thompson has continued his encouraging kind, advancing to the quarter- finals of his Australian Open warm-up occasion at Melbourne Park.
Sydneysider Thompson saved three break factors earlier than successful his second match level to place the full-stop on an in any other case easy 6-4 6-4 victory over Spain’s Mario Vilella Martinez in the Nice Ocean Street Open on Friday.
The world no.52 is slated to again up in a quarter-final match later in the day.
He’ll meet Brazil’s Thiago Monteiro, who beat Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz 7-6 (6-3) 6-3 after shifting previous Australians Thomas Fancutt and Matthew Ebden in the primary two rounds.
Alex Bolt will tackle three-time grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka; Alexei Popyrin is up towards Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov; and James Duckworth will play Frenchman Corentin Moutet.
As much as 25mm of rain is forecast in Melbourne on Friday however the moist climate has to date held off, permitting the condensed schedule to go forward as deliberate.