Australian Open: Kyrgios sneaks into round 3

Mazino Dickson

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Local favourite Nick Kyrgios has cruised into the third round of the Australian Open.

He beat Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

While on course to win in straight sets, Kyrgios dropped serve twice, and Simon saw an opening, going on to win the third set.

But the Greek-Australian, known more for his erratic behaviour on court, held his nerve to clinch the fourth set.

He will face either Russia’s Karen Khachanov or Sweden Mikael Ymer in the third round.