Jannik Sinner explains what made Nick Kyrgios upset during Miami match

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Jannik Sinner explains what made Nick Kyrgios upset during Miami match

Australia's Nick Kyrgios lost his cool several times during his Miami Masters round-of-16 match against Jannik Sinner but the Italian never lost his focus as he claimed a 7-6 (3) 6-3 win over the Australian. After the match, Sinner was asked what it was that made Kyrgios so angry.

"What I understood, the court there is a little bit different than the center court. He usually played on the center court, which he said it was a little bit slower. The rest, I didn't understand," Sinner explained after the match, per Tennis Majors.

"I mean, I just tried to stay in my zone, and, yeah, I think that was the right choice."

Kyrgios started ranting after a couple of games against Sinner

“Anyone going to tell the players that it’s completely different before the event starts?" Kyrgios quipped.

“Hey guys just to let you know, Centre Court is completely different to the Grandstand, for some odd reason. “It may as well be grass and clay, what a joke!” Kyrgios had his chances early in the match but missed out on a break point in the third game and two more break points in the fifth game.

Sinner had his first break points in the eighth game but Kyrgios saved two break points and the set eventually went into a tie-break. Sinner started the tie-break with an early 2-0 lead and he was 5-3 up when Kyrgios was hit with a point penalty.

After Kyrgios was hit by a point penalty and Sinner took a 6-3 lead, the Australian served a double fault and the Italian won the first set. Kyrgios then lost his cool and was hit by a game penalty so Sinner started the second set with a break without doing anything.

Sinner then routinely held on to his serve, before breaking Kyrgios in the ninth game to seal a straight-set win. Sinner plays next against Francisco Cerundolo.