Kyrgios sent packing as Rublev reaches last 16

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NEW YORK: Nick Kyrgios' eventful U.S. Open ended in the third round as Russian Andrey Rublev turned aside the fiery Australian 7-6(5) 7-6(5) 6-3 ...

NEW YORK: Nick Kyrgios' eventful U.S. Open ended in the third round as Russian Andrey Rublev turned aside the fiery Australian 7-6 7-6 6-3 in a battle of big servers on Saturday.

Kyrgios got his first two break point chances while leading 3-2 in the second set but Rublev beat them both back. The final set remained on serve until Rublev got the break he needed and immediately consolidated for a 5-2 lead that sent him on his way.Kyrgios lost despite powering down 30 aces to Rublev's 12 and winning almost 90per cent of his first-serve points while saving three of the four break points he faced.

 

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