Kyrgios blasts into French Open second round

Nick Kyrgios (Getty)
Nick Kyrgios (Getty)

Paris - Nick Kyrgios kept his combustible nature in check to reach the French Open second round on Tuesday.

The 18th seeded Australian downed German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.

The 22-year-old fired an impressive 20 aces and 40 winners and goes on to face either Kevin Anderson of South Africa or Tunisia's Malek Jaziri for a place in the last 32.

French Open results on Tuesday, the third day of the 2017 tournament at Roland Garros (x denotes seeding):

Men

1st rd

Juan Martn Del Potro (ARG x29) bt Guido Pella (ARG) 6-2, 6-1, 6-4

Denis Istomin (UZB) bt Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 6-4

Nick Kyrgios (AUS x18) bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3


Women
1st rd

Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) bt Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) 6-4, 6-3

Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 6-0, 6-4

Sorana Cirstea (ROM) bt Peng Shuai (CHN) 6-3, 6-1

Carla Surez (ESP x21) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-4, 6-2

Taylor Townsend (USA) bt Miyu Kato (JPN) 6-4, 6-0

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England 159/5 (52 ov)
Pakistan 326
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England 159/5 (52 ov)
Pakistan 326
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