Anderson too strong for Kyrgios in Chengdu
Nick Kyrgios held two match points but couldn't finish off Kevin Anderson, who recovered strongly to advance to the quarterfinals in Chengdu, China.
Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios has lost a one-set lead over South African Kevin Anderson to fall in his opening match at the Chengdu Open in China.
Kyrgios, the tournament’s second seed, dropped the match to Anderson 3-6 7-6(6) 6-2 in just over 90 minutes, with the final set lasting just 20.
Kyrgios held two match points up 6-4 in the tiebreak, only for Anderson to reel off four straight points and send the match into a third.
A near-unplayable Anderson ripped through the deciding set, losing only two points on serve to a despondent Kyrgios, who could do little to counter the South African’s booming serve.
Anderson finished Kyrgios off by taking three straight games from 3-2 up in the final set.
He is into the quarterfinals where he will face Serbian sixth-seed Viktor Troicki who beat Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 4-6 6-2.