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Kyrgios stuns Djokovic again to reach quarter-finals

  • Tennis
  • Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

(Reuters) - Australian Nick Kyrgios (pic) stunned Novak Djokovic 6-4 7-6(3) on Wednesday to secure his second victory over the world number two in less than two weeks and advance to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

The 15th-seeded Kyrgios, who beat Djokovic in the quarter-finals in Acapulco 13 days ago in their first career meeting, once again served exceptionally as he fired down 14 aces, won 86 percent of his first serves and did not face a break point the entire way.

Kyrgios broke Djokovic in the opening game of the match en route to grabbing the first set and in the tiebreaker raced out to a 3-0 lead that was ultimately too much for Djokovic, who needed three sets to get by Juan Martin Del Potro on Tuesday.

Kyrgios will next face the winner of Wednesday's clash between Australian Open champion Roger Federer, a four-times winner at Indian Wells, and three-time champion Rafa Nadal.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Ian Ransom)