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Australian Nick Kyrgios misplaced solely seven factors on serve in a dominant first-round victory on the ATP 500 event.

Tokyo, Japan, 5 October 2022 | Leigh Rogers

Tokyo, Japan

Competing on the Japan Open for the primary time in 4 years, Nick Kyrgios has made a blistering begin in his return on the ATP 500 event.

The 2016 champion took simply 66 minutes to put up a first-round win in opposition to Chinese language Taipei’s Tseng Chun-Hsin. Kyrgios misplaced solely seven factors on serve in a complete 6-3 6-1 victory in opposition to the world No.87.

“I performed actually stable,” stated Kyrgios, who was competing for the primary time since a quarterfinal loss on the US Open final month.

“I got here out a bit gradual, however I don’t play many matches so it’s laborious to only get straight again into that aggressive movement. However as quickly as I held the primary recreation I form of discovered my kind once more and performed rather well.”

This propels world No.20 Kyrgios into the second spherical, the place he’ll face Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak.

The information wasn’t so good for Alex de Minaur and Thanasi Kokkinakis, with each bowing out within the opening spherical.

Korean Soonwoo Kwon upset sixth-seeded De Minaur, scoring a 6-3 6-2 victory of their 76-minute encounter.

Whereas Kokkinakis misplaced to ninth-seeded Borna Coric of their first assembly for the reason that US Open 2013 boys’ singles ultimate. Coric, who was additionally victorious in New York 9 years in the past, recorded a 6-4 7-6(4) win in a two-hour battle.

De Minaur and Kokkinakis each now flip their consideration to doubles. De Minaur is partnering Laver Cup team-mate Frances Tiafoe, whereas Kokkinakis is the highest seed within the draw alongside Kyrgios.

Aussies in motion – Tokyo

Males’s singles, first spherical
[5] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) d Tseng Chun-Hsin (TPE) 6-3 6-1
Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) d [6] Alex de Minaur (AUS) 6-3 6-2
[9] Borna Coric (CRO) d Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS) 6-4 7-6(4)

Males’s singles, first spherical
James Duckworth (AUS) v [3] Taylor Fritz (USA)

Males’s singles, second spherical
[5] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v Kamil Majchrzak (POL)

Males’s doubles, first spherical
[1] Thanasi Kokkinakis (AUS)/Nick Kyrgios (AUS) v [WC] Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)/Kaichi Uchida (JPN)
[2] Matt Ebden (AUS)/Max Purcell (AUS) v Alexei Popyrin (AUS)/Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)
Alex de Minaur (AUS)/Frances Tiafoe (USA) v Mackenzie McDonald (USA)/Marcelo Melo (BRA)

Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
[4] John Friends (AUS)/Dan Evans (GBR) v TBC

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