Feb 2 (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios shook off some rust to occur from at the rear of and defeat France’s Alexandre Muller 3-6 6-4 7-6(4) at the ATP Murray River Open on Tuesday as the Australian created his return to the court for the first time in just about a year.
The ATP 250 function is a warm-up match for players who have travelled to Melbourne for the Australian Open up which commences on Monday.
Kyrgios very last performed in February very last calendar year in Acapulco before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the tour and the 25-yr-outdated did not travel overseas for the U.S. Open or the rescheduled French Open.
“I was psyched just to get back again out in this article. Any opponent for me currently was heading to be tough,” Kyrgios, who played even with battling with a knee injury, claimed.
“I just desired to find my toes, see how I was going to experience out here, and once again, by some means pulled it out of the hat. It appears to be the tale of my job, I’m just joyful to get as a result of.”
Kyrgios next performs compatriot Harry Bourchier in the second round.
In other places, at the Wonderful Ocean Road Open up which is getting held simultaneously, American Tennys Sandgren superior right after beating former college or university crew mate John-Patrick Smith 6-3 5-7 6-4, saving 11 break factors.
Ninth seed Sandgren following performs Italian Salvatore Caruso. (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar)