Bernard Tomic ends first clash with Nick Kyrgios with a sneaky serve

Bernard Tomic ends first clash with Nick Kyrgios with a sneaky serve

He is projected to take on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the third round of the tournament should he win his first two matches.

World No 51 Kyrgios said he was happy to see Tomic back in form after missing the Open past year when his ranking plummeted.

"The knee felt slightly more stiff than usual, maybe that's from a first match", he said.

"I'm going to go out there and do all the things I usually do, serve big play big and do things on my terms", he said about the Australian Open.

In this instance, the ball did seem to touch the ground before it was hit.

South African world number six Anderson was battling jetlag after arriving in Melbourne following a title victory at the weekend in Pune, India.

"I don't think there has ever been a player like BT", Kyrgios told SBS after the match. I need to be healthy to have a good year. "This is my eighth match of the season, so I'm not anxious about that".




Kyrgios, who lost in the second round at the Brisbane International last week, had a break point early in the second but was unable to consolidate with Tomic then breaking at 3-3.

While there were no tantrums, the match ended on a controversial note when Tomic clinched the match 6-3 6-4 with an underarm serve between his legs.

Tomic's first set was nearly flawless, while Kyrgios, who has slipped to number 51 in the world, looked a little underdone and struggled to find some rhythm early on.

The Australian Open 2019 draw was held early Thursday morning, and it revealed a tough first-round matchup for Milos Raonic and a potential second-round blockbuster for Eugenie Bouchard.

Tomic, intentionally or not, added some fuel to the fire (even though it may have been mere lighter fluid rather than a can of petrol) when saying yesterday that Kyrgios is "mentally struggling" at the moment.

"It was another good training day. I know it was just an exhibition, but he was pretty impressive".

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