Playing for the first time in almost two months, Nick Kyrgios made a great start in Miami, defeating Dusan Lajovic 6-4 6-1 in quick 49 minutes for his ninth win of the season. Two-time Miami semi-finalist was rock solid behind his serve, dropping five points and keeping the pressure on the other side of the net, something Lajovic couldn't endure.
The Serb struggled on his second serve to drop 45% of the points in his games and he got broken four times from five chances he offered to Nick, who was better and better as the match progressed. The Aussie finished the match with 21 winners and just 13 unforced errors while Dusan stayed on a negative 11-21 ratio, losing the majority of both the shortest and mid-range points to finish his run in the second round.
Kyrgios found his range right from the start and he dropped two points on serve in the entire first set, waiting for a chance on the return patiently. It came in game nine when Lajovic netted an easy forehand to lose serve and Nick needed no second invitation to bring the opener home, hitting four winners in game 10 for a 6-4 after just 28 minutes.
Nothing worked for the Serb and he lost his serve in the opening game of set number two with a forehand error, hitting a double fault in game three to find himself 6-4 3-0 down. Kyrgios was untouchable in his games, combining good serves with deep and precise forehands and he wrapped up a win with another break in game seven for the best possible start of the tournament. Second round results: