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In first singles match since Wimbledon final, Kyrgios cruises in Washington

Kyrgios beats Marcos Giron in straight sets to set up a second round showdown against 14th seed Tommy Paul

Nick Kyrgios at the Miami Open in March 2022 Nick Kyrgios at the Miami Open in March 2022 Image Credit: Zuma / Panoramic

Australia’s Nick Kyrgios advanced to the second round of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington on Tuesday night with a straight sets win over American Marcos Giron.

Kyrgios, playing his first singles match since reaching the final of Wimbledon last month, needed 59 minutes to beat Giron 6-3, 6-2.

The Australian hit 12 aces in the contest and saved the only break point he faced against his serve while converting three of six break points he had.

Kyrgios, who pulled out of the Atlanta singles draw last week but went on to capture the doubles title there with countryman Thanasi Kokkiankis, will next meet 14th seeded American Tommy Paul.

The Australian, ranked 63rd in the world, has a 1-0 record over Paul, winning their clash on clay in Houston earlier this year in straight sets.

Washington ATP 500, first-round results (Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, hard, USD 2.108.110)

  • Jack Sock beat David Goffin: 7-6 (4), 6-4
  • Sebastian Korda beat Ilya Ivashka: 6-4, 7-6 (5)
  • Yoshihito Nishioka beat Jenson Brooksby: 6-4, 6-3
  • Emil Ruusuvuori beat Mackenzie McDonald: 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
  • Christopher Eubanks (WC) beat Benjamin Bonzi: 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • Benoit Paire beat Peter Gojowczyk: 7-5, 6-4
  • Adrian Mannarino beat Bradley Klahn (WC): 6-2, 6-4
  • Jack Draper beat Stefan Kozlov (WC): 7-5, 6-2
  • Alexei Popyrin beat Tung-lin Wu (Q): 3-3 ret.
  • Mikael Ymer beat Andy Murray: 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-1
  • J.J. Wolf (WC) beat Taro Daniel (Q): 6-2, 6-3
  • Borna Gojo (Q) beat James Duckworth: 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
  • Denis Kudla beat Michael Mmoh (Q): 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Dominik Koepfer (Q) beat SoonWoo Kwon: 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Kyle Edmund beat Yosuke Watanuki (Q): 6-4, 7-6 (8)
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