Canberra’s Nick Kyrgios has taken out the Grade A junior title at the Osaka Mayor’s Cup in Japan.
The Canberra junior may jump to as high as number three in the world rankings after an impressive tournament, not dropping a set in six matches.
The current world number five junior defeated local favourite Kaichi Uchida (JPN) 7-6(5) 7-6(4) to take out the title.
Kyrgios said winning his first Grade A event was a huge relief.
“It was overwhelming, just because there was a lot of expectation.”
“I was just glad to get the job done.”
Kyrgios, who is also an AIS Pro Tour Program member, won in straight sets but said it was a tough match for both players.
“I got off to a good start but I always knew he was going to lift his game,” said Kyrgios of his opponent.
“Yet through all the close, intense points, I managed to play the big points better than Uchida.”
In a successful tournament for Kyrgios, he also finished runner up in the doubles event with partner Omar Jasika (Vic).
Kyrgios was joined in Japan by some of Australia’s top juniors as part of the Asia B1 Tour.
Kyrgios now returns to contest the William Loud Bendigo International, the final Australian Pro Tour event for 2012.
Meanwhile fellow juniors Marc Polmans (Vic) and Sara Tomic (Qld) finished as semi finalists in the ITF Grade 2 event in Thailand while Queensland junior Lizette Cabrera who was forced to retire in the girls’ final.