Murray beats local hope Kyrgios in 3 sets at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray ensured there would be no five-set comeback for local hope Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday night, beating the 19-year-old Australian 6-3 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a quarterfinal match at the Australian Open.
Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point in the fourth round Sunday before beating Italian Andreas Seppi, the player who had eliminated Roger Federer.
But on Tuesday at Rod Laver Arena, the excitable Kyrgios was undone by the sixth-seeded Murray’s steady all-court game and his own string of unforced errors, silencing the parochial crowd.
Murray, who didn’t face his first break point until the seventh game of the final set, will next play Tomas Berdych, who upset Nadal in straight sets earlier Tuesday.