Kyrgios, Kokkinakis document first-round wins at Miami | 24 March, 2022 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions


Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have scored first-round singles wins on the ATP Masters 1000 match in Miami this week.

Miami, USA, 24 March 2022 | Leigh Rogers

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis have powered into the second spherical on the Miami Open.

World No.102 Kyrgios fired 12 aces in a 7-6(3) 6-3 victory towards Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, with the Aussie wildcard not going through a break level within the 92-minute encounter.

“It was a hell of a efficiency. Getting on late, it wasn’t straightforward. So I’m actually happy with myself with the way in which I responded,” Kyrgios stated. “I felt good, I competed properly right now towards a tricky opponent.”

Kyrgios’ victory units up a second-round showdown with fifth seed Andrey Rublev.

“I’m going into that match as an entire underdog,” Kyrgios stated. “However I really feel assured. If I’m serving properly and play properly from the again, I can beat anybody.”

Kokkinakis was equally spectacular in a 6-4 6-2 victory towards French veteran Richard Gasquet, putting 10 aces and never dropping serve within the 93-minute conflict.

The 25-year-old Australian has now received three consecutive matches in Miami, after incomes his place in the principle draw via qualifying.

Kokkinakis subsequent faces No.13 seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.

John Millman’s match is over, dropping to Colombian qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4 6-2 within the opening spherical earlier right now.

In ladies’s singles motion, former world No.1 Naomi Osaka recorded a 6-3 6-4 victory towards Australia’s Astra Sharma.

Whereas Ajla Tomljanovic was unable to transform a match level in her first-round conflict with Italian Lucia Bronzetti, who fought again to attain a 4-6 7-6(6) 6-2 victory towards the world No.39.

These losses depart Daria Saville, who is about to face two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep within the second spherical, because the final remaining Aussie within the ladies’s singles draw.

Aussies in motion – Miami

Males’s singles, first spherical
[WC] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) d Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-6(3) 6-3
[Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) d Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-4 6-2
[Q] Daniel Elahi Galan (COL) d John Millman (AUS) 6-4 6-2

Ladies’s singles, first spherical
Naomi Osaka (JPN) d Astra Sharma (AUS) 6-3 6-4
[LL] Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) d Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 4-6 7-6(6) 6-2

Males’s singles, first spherical
Jordan Thompson (AUS) v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
Alexei Popyrin (AUS) v Lorenzo Musetti (ITA)

Males’s singles, second spherical
[25] Alex de Minaur (AUS) v TBC
[WC] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v [5] Andrey Rublev (RUS)
[Q] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) v [13] Diego Schwartzman (ARG)

Ladies’s singles, second spherical
[WC] Daria Saville (AUS) v [23] Simona Halep (ROU)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
[4] John Friends (AUS)/Filip Polasek (SVK) v Simone Bolelli (ITA)/Fabio Fognini (ITA)
Matthew Ebden (AUS)/Max Purcell (AUS) v Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP)
[WC] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)/Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/Andres Molteni (ARG)

Ladies’s doubles, first spherical
[2] Storm Sanders (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) v Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)/Alexandra Panova (RUS)
[3] Sam Stosur (AUS)
/Zhang Shuai (CHN) v [WC] Ashlyn Krueger (USA)/Robin Montgomery (USA)

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