Nadal survives Kyrgios challenge in Indian Wells battle
Nick Kyrgios' best run at ATP Masters 1000 level in more than four years has ended in the quarterfinals.
Nick Kyrgios’ winning run at Indian Wells has come to an end in the quarterfinals – and it took the world’s most in-form player to stop him.
World No.4 Rafael Nadal recorded his 19th consecutive win of the season, overcoming Kyrgios 7-6(0) 5-7 6-4 in an enthralling two-hour and 46-minute battle today.
Kyrgios tested the Australian Open 2022 winner, almost inflicting his first loss of the year.
But the 21-time Grand Slam champion edged out victory after winning 106 points in total to Kyrgios’ 103.
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Currently ranked No.132, Kyrgios is set to return to the cusp of the world’s top 100 following his efforts in the Californian desert this week.
The 26-year-old now turns his attention to next week’s Miami Open, where he has received a main draw singles wildcard and will also play doubles alongside Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Aussies in action – Indian Wells
Men’s singles, quarterfinals
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) d [WC] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 7-6(0) 5-7 6-4
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