The 27th seed and a two-time Miami semi-finalist Nick Kyrgios has improved his score to 12-0 over the players ranked outside the top-10 in Florida, ousting Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-1 in 57 minutes. What seems to be a comfortable win for the Aussie came after all kind of tantrums, extraordinary shots and the complete entertaining package that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats for almost an hour.
In his show on the court, Nick managed to hit an underhand serve ace, to serve another one of those serves on set point, play a no-look forehand, salute crowd before a smash, argue with the fan who was sent out and get a delay game warning, and all that, we repeat, in 57 minutes!
The Aussie fired 12 aces and defended six out of seven break points to mount the pressure on Lajovic who couldn't do much in this one-person show, losing half of the points behind the initial shot and suffering five breaks that put him miles away from the positive result.
Kyrgios closed the match with 25 winners and 12 unforced errors, leaving Lajovic on a 14-12 ratio and dominating in the quickest rallies up to four strokes (Dusan failed to return 30% of Nick's serves) to secure the win and race into the last 16.
Lajovic squandered three break points at the start of the match and wasted a game point at 1-2 to get broken after a backhand mistake. A forehand down the line winner pushed the Aussie 5-1 up before Lajovic pulled one break back, reducing the deficit but falling 6-3 behind after four winners from Nick in game nine.
The better-ranked player had a clear advantage on the court in set number two, delivering three straight breaks to wrap up the things up in the seventh game, setting the fourth-round clash against Borna Coric. "During the first set of Sunday evening's match between Nick Kyrgios and Dusan Lajovic, a fan seated behind the baseline began making inappropriate comments towards Mr.
Kyrgios, which on several occasions interrupted play and provoked a reaction from the player and the crowd. Ushers and Hard Rock Stadium security responded quickly and asked the fan to leave the stadium. Upon refusal to leave, local law enforcement officers were summoned and escorted the man in question fro the tournament site."