Kyrgios straight-setted by Bautista Agut in US Open first round

The Spaniard did not lose serve in the entire contest to set up a second round clash against Emil Ruusuvuori

Nick Kyrgios returns a ball from the United States' Reilly Opelka during National Bank Open men's tennis action, in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021.

Nick Kyrgios’ campaign at the US Open came to an early end on Monday as Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut scored a straight-sets first-round win over the fan favourite Australian in the evening session on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Playing in very humid conditions, the 18th seed Bautista Agut scored a 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 win over Kyrgios in one hour and 48 minutes.

The 33-year-old scored his second win over Kyrgios in three matches. The Spaniard was clearly the more consistent player on the day, hitting 33 winners to 14 unforced errors while Kyrgios hit 36 unforced errors to go along with his 37 winners.

Bautista Agut did not lose serve in the entire contest, saving the only break point he faced in the match, and won the final seven games of the match in a row.

Bautuista Agut, who has reached the round of 16 on two occasions at Flushing Meadows, will next meet Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori. The Finn, who reached the semi-final at Winston Salem Open last week, defeated Poland’s Kamil Majchrza 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Monday.

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